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
Mobile devices have come a long way. We mean a reeeallly long way. In but a few short years they have gone from “nice to have but not so essential” gadgets to “OMG I can’t function without it” life savers. These chocolate bar-sized devices hold more information than most 3 year old desktop computers and glued to our sides day and night, they contain all … Continue reading Simple Tips to Spotting Evil Apps
It’s been a full fifteen minutes since you last checked your Facebook account (oh, the self restraint!) and the part of your brain that allows your fingers to seamlessly, unconsciously hit that app on your smartphone does it again. There you are, mindlessly staring at your Facebook feed, when – Bam! “North Korea nuked Russia??” “Obama, in his last move of his presidency is granting … Continue reading Fake News Flash – Think Before you Share!