Hackers Serve Malware Cocktail That Evades Most AV Programs

As I stated many times before, cyber-criminals are an adaptable bunch. They still use SPAM to deliver malicious payloads because it works so well, then change the code slightly to evade most anti-virus (AV) programs for a time. When the security companies catch up, they change it again. The new cyber-criminal toy is the Hancitor […]

Meet Skygofree—The Multipurpose Mobile Trojan

A recent post in Kaspersky Lab detailed a powerful “new” Android trojan that has been operating since 2014 that was “discovered” in late 2017. It’s called Skygofree (not related to the TV service Sky Go) and here are some of the things it can do: Track where you are and turn on audio recording when […]

Watch What You Type Into Your Browser!

Wherever we are, we’re in a hurry. It doesn’t matter where we are either, at home, work, vacation—or surfing the internet. But, one small typo can land you into BIG trouble. In our rush to get to a favorite website, many of us don’t really watch what we’re typing into the browser. One letter off […]

2018 … And The Beat Goes On

Unless you’ve been living under a “digital rock” lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard about this year’s major security flaws called “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. They’ve been all over the blogs and news and put at risk just about every PC, server and smartphone because they affect all operating systems (Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, macOS, FreeBSD and others). […]

Security Alert: Supply Chain Attack Nabs CCleaner

Researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that CCleaner’s 32-bit version (v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191) were compromised using the app’s v5.33 installer. According to the Graham Cluley post, once a user downloaded and installed the tainted version, malware would determine if the user had admin rights and then proceeded to steal data, sending it to the hacker’s server. […]

Security Alert: 23 Million Bogus Emails Spreading Ransomware

In just 24 hours, over 23 million phishing emails carrying the Locky Ransomware virus have been distributed in one of the largest malicious campaigns of the year. The emails have utilized subject lines like: please print documents photo images scans pictures The emails come with an attachment, this time it’s a ZIP file containing VBS […]

Security Alert: New IRS/FBI Ransomware Scam

A new ransomware phishing scam is going around using IRS and FBI emblems to trick unsuspecting victims into clicking infected links that when clicked will encrypt your files and hold your data for ransom. Remember, the IRS does not email, send text messages nor will they contact you through social media to discuss tax issues. […]

To A Hacker—You’re Not Important But Your Data Is!

Your information is everywhere—on your personal computer’s hard drive, shopping sites, social media sites, online services you’ve signed up for, etc. How many online forms have you filled out in the past three months? Probably more than you can remember. Where do you think all this information goes? To corporate and Government databases, that’s where. […]

Security Through Reading Links

As I stated before, bad guys are very smart. One way that they fool millions of people is by using links that appear legitimate but will take you to fraudulent sites (often replicas of legitimate websites) where they’ll steal your info, money, credentials and so on. To protect yourself, learn to distinguish good site addresses […]

Malware Evolves To Dangerous Levels

Criminals are an adaptable bunch. Now that most people know not to enable macros and avoid Microsoft Word attachments, hackers came up with new ways that don’t require macros to execute downloads. The first is a malware called “Zusy” that is infecting users with compromised PowerPoint attachments that automatically downloads an executable banking trojan using […]