Imagine this scene: You’re sitting at home one night, happily watching House of Cards on Netflix. Suddenly, the lights go out. You peek through your curtains and see…nothing. Your whole neighborhood, plunged into blackness. But it’s not only your neighborhood, it’s your whole city. It’s your whole state. Your power grid has been hacked. Attacking Critical Infrastructures Depending on the attack at hand, hackers may … Continue reading Attacks to Critical Infrastructures: The Next Cyber Front to Worry About??
Detection Reason Core Security discovered Petya/NotPetya ransomware on June 27, 2017 through its real-time protection feature, detecting it as Ransomware.Petya. This threat was discovered during its attempt to send malicious commands to Windows components. Petya/NotPetya may be an upgraded version of the older Petya ransomware, which first surfaced about a year ago, but according to some security firms, it’s an entirely new variant, prompting its … Continue reading Breaking News: Petya/NotPetya Ransomware Goes Global in Just a Few Hours
When is adware not just adware? When it’s also malware, of course! Fireball, a new threat out of China, created by marketing firm Rafotech, is just one such example of a threat that is one part adware and one part malware. Together, these two parts pack quite a wallop, one which has infected over 250 million computer users in the last month alone. Fireball, discovered … Continue reading Fireball – The Explosive Malware Heard ‘Round the World
By now, WannaCry is a household name. The ransomware that shocked the world on May 12 has got its own memes and its own Wikipedia page. Soon enough it might even get its own reality TV show. The attack hit hospitals, car manufacturers, airlines, government agencies and more in a matter of hours. In some hospitals in the UK, it even hit their blood storage … Continue reading WannaCry No More? You Better Start Patching
In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fitting to take a look at some of the most influential and important people in the history of tech, who were all, gasp, Moms! The fact that a large portion of the foundation of tech was established by moms may come as a surprise, given the male-dominated image the scene has today. But tech as … Continue reading The Amazing Mothers of Tech
When was the last time you went to your bank? If it feels like you’re relying on your brick-and-mortar, city corner bank less and less these days, and turning to banking apps and mobile payment systems more and more, you’re not alone. Financial Technology, or FinTech for short, is one industry that’s set to change the world. Today, thanks to this industry that was worth … Continue reading 5 Major FinTech Security Concerns You Need to Know About Before You Bank