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 […]

Security Alert: Massive Google Docs Phishing Campaign

A very convincing and deceptive Google Docs phishing scheme hit the internet yesterday ensnaring thousands. The email is very short and looks like it came from someone you know saying that a document in Google Docs has been shared with you and inviting you to view it. After the user clicks the link or button, […]

ALERT: New Malware Campaign With A 90% Success Rate

Researchers have discovered a brand new, sophisticated spear phishing campaign that fools 90% of their targets into opening infected attachments or visiting spoofed websites. Once a target takes action, the malware either steals data, credentials or both. These hackers are very savvy—diligently researching targets, tailoring messages specifically to them and adding personalized information to fool […]

Security Alert: Karma Ransomware Hides In SW Downloads

  Security blog, Graham Cluley posted yesterday that researchers discovered that Karma ransomware is piggybacking on free internet downloads. Once downloaded onto your PC, Karma checks to see if it is running on a virtual machine. If it is, it terminates itself but if it detects that it is running on a physical machine it […]

Security Alert: Locky Ransomware Is Now THOR

Ransomware gangs are at it again. A new Locky ransomware variant now carries the THOR extension. Here’s what you should know: Like Locky, THOR is distributed via SPAM campaigns. Recent emails masquerade as a request to open a “budget forecast” attachment for a soon-to-be-due project. The bogus email carries an infected attachment usually a zip […]