Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!

Which is worse: Getting hit with cryptomining malware or falling prey to ransomware? With the new version of a relatively older trojan named Rakhni, you don’t have to wonder — because it delivers both. The exploit, which was first discovered in 2013, has gotten a fair number of technical enhancements over its long journey. It started out as a early entry in the world of … Continue reading Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!

Avoid These 3 World Cup Phishing Scams

All of the people in the world can basically be split into two groups. The first group consists of soccer (aka: football) -crazed fans, to whom the sport is just as critical to survival as air and water. And then there is the other group of people who don’t even know that soccer (yeah, yeah — football) exists outside of middle school afternoon practice sessions. Even … Continue reading Avoid These 3 World Cup Phishing Scams

USB Stick Social Engineering – Peace Summit Style?

Monday, June 11th was a historic day. It will go down in history as the day that The US’s President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un began to work towards some degree of peace and understanding between two nations that have long been at odds. We won’t use our digital ink to expound on the significance or non-significance of the meeting. We won’t get into … Continue reading USB Stick Social Engineering – Peace Summit Style?

Back to the Drawing Board: The Many Lives of GandCrab, 2018’s Biggest Ransomware Threat Yet

Were you thinking that the ransomware epidemic was somehow over? It’s true — in recent weeks and months, the threat of malicious crypto mining has overshadowed ransomware, but don’t let that fool you — ransomware is alive and well. Take GandCrab, for example. GandCrab is, by all standards, the most widely distributed ransomware yet in 2018. Making rounds since January, in some ways this baddie … Continue reading Back to the Drawing Board: The Many Lives of GandCrab, 2018’s Biggest Ransomware Threat Yet

Oh, The Irony – Phishers are Using GDPR to Scam You

So now, May 25th has come and gone. If you live in the EU, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the significance of this past Friday, the 25th of May, 2018 – this is the day that the EU’s new General Data Privacy Regulations, GDPR, became binding law. Um, What’s GDPR??? But if you happen to live outside of the EU and have no … Continue reading Oh, The Irony – Phishers are Using GDPR to Scam You

ZooPark and Watering Hole Attacks

Another day, another oddly named malware attack. Last week, researchers from Kaspersky disclosed that they had uncovered a highly sophisticated android malware strain, capable of stealing huge swaths of data. The variant, dubbed ZooPark, is pretty much “game over” for the infected device. State-Sponsored Malware? ZooPark been targeting devices in Middle East countries including Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon. Thus far, the exploit has … Continue reading ZooPark and Watering Hole Attacks