Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

Veux-tu Virobot? For the non-francophones among us, what we’re asking is if you’ve heard about the latest ransomware variant dubbed Virobot. Multi-tasking Ransomware Discovered by researchers in mid September, Virobot is one heck of a multi-tasker. Though it’s clearly still under development, Virobot boasts an impressive CV of malicious skills — aside from the typical “execute and encrypt” ransomware capabilities, it logs and steals keystrokes … Continue reading Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

You probably already realize that keeping your social security number secure is really important. But have you ever thought about why it’s so important? Why Do We Need Social Security Numbers Anyway? To get a true understanding of why it’s so important to make sure that your “social” never falls into the wrong hands, let’s start from the beginning. A social security number is a … Continue reading 7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

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