A Disaster Averted—Our Battle With Cryptolocker

Introduction Recently, we received a call from a client reporting that his “PC was acting weird”. Our customer was having trouble opening files and the ones he was able to access appeared to be gibberish. He was going to a meeting and asked us to look into it while he was away. Lucky he called, […]

The Ever-Evolving Threat

Introduction 2015 is almost over and our computer systems are not only less safe from the criminal underworld, but the hackers appear to be winning, putting the cyber security industry on high alert! My own experience shows that when I update my anti-malware programs, a voluminous number of definitions are added on a daily basis. […]

Security Alert: New Ransomware Ups The Ante

Malwarebytes’ blog reports that a new Ransomware variant, attacking poorly secured web servers, is demanding $999 to liberate compromised sites. The hackers are obviously located in Russia or a nearby country since they’re offering to unlock attacked websites for free if the victim lives in the region. The best protection against ransomware is having a […]

How To save Your Business from Ransomware

Introduction Ransomware is alive and well in cyberspace. In fact, the Cryptolocker family of ransomware is a multi-billion dollar underground business. Do you know that crime syndicates have created a Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS) industry that distributes malware services to wannabe criminals that come complete with dashboards to track infection rates as well as full technical support! […]

Security Alert: CryptoWall Ransomware Delivered Through Google Drive

New Drive-by Campaign Delivers CryptoWall 3.0 Through Google Drive In this latest cyber-attack, malicious scripts are directing Google Drive users to predefined URLs which in turn connects to infected websites using the RIG Exploit Kit. RIG uses vulnerabilities in older versions of JavaJRE, Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer and Flash Player to start compromisng the victim’s […]