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 […]

Locky Ransomware Diguises Itself Again

Locky ransomware keeps evolving in an effort to live on!  Security firm, Bitdefender through its blog, Hot For Security, reports an uptick in SPAM attacks where malicious emails carrying infected attachments warn users of suspicious money movements from bank accounts, credit card suspensions, etc. Once the target clicks on the attachment, they are infected with […]

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 […]

Does Ransomware Scare You?

Did you ever stop to think about one of the other 49 million new strains of malware that can take down your system with a single click? Most businesses cannot afford to be down for hours or days at a time due to a vicious virus or merciless malware. While anti-virus software is good and considered […]

Security Alert: Ransomware That Encrypts Tax Program Files

Trend Micro has recently reported in their blog that a new ransomware called PowerWare is targeting tax program files. So far, it has attacked files with extensions *. tax2013 and *. tax2014 in addition to others, such as *.docx, *.xls—but it is reasonable to expect that this Trojan can be quickly modified by criminals to […]

Security Alert: Ransomware That Encrypts System Files

We should have seen this coming—ransomware that breaks your Operating System! ZDNet reports that a strain of ransomware called Petya that once contracted, replaces the Master Boot Record (MBR) with a malicious loader forcing a system restart that loads the virus instead of the Operating System. After the restart, the PC runs a fake CHKDSK scan, encrypting the Master […]

TeslaCrypt 4.0 Debuts

Criminals launched a new and improved brand of ransomware called TeslaCrypt 4.0. As the name implies, it is the fourth iteration that includes new improvements making it a great cash-cow for criminals and a giant headache to the rest of us. Here’s a few of the “improvements” that criminals have made: TeslaDecoder no longer works […]

Locky Ransomware Pushed To Millions of Victims

Trustwave, a respected cyber-security firm has announced on its SpiderLab blog that it has detected upwards of 4 million SPAM emails in the last 7 days. These emails carry an infected attachment that when clicked, will download the Locky Ransomware virus. ​The emails attempt to trick victims into opening attachments to supposedly view invoices. Once […]

The Top 3 Threats You Need To Watch Out For

Introduction 2016 will see an uptick in cyber-assaults on businesses. This is the opinion of Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information Officer, Matthew Chung, speaking at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s annual conference in Washington. Mr. Chung’s comments were summarized in an excellent post in ThinkAdvisor. Click here is read the original post. Three threats […]