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?
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
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
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
Remember ransomware? That’s sooo 2017. Here in 2018, there is a new big cybercrime baddie in town: Cryptomining malware, also referred to as Cryptojacking, and it’s quickly deposing ransomware of its “king of malware” status. So What do They Want From You??? Before we jump into some of the many reasons behind this increasingly popular and dangerous exploit’s explosive growth, let’s get down to brass … Continue reading You Might Not Notice it But You Sure Don’t Want it: Cryptomining Malware
As the holidays draw closer, chances are you’re busy making your gift list and checking it twice. And let’s face the facts, nowadays just about everybody on your list wants something tech-based. Sure, you may be able to get away with giving Grandma Sadie one of those gourmet William Sonoma Olive Crates (Oh. So. Chic!), but for pretty much everybody else, you can be sure … Continue reading What NOT to Buy For The Holidays