Ransomeware

Uber Hack

By | 2017-11-22T13:23:11+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Uber suffered a data breach a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen. Uber paid off the hackers who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed. Watch out for phishing emails related to this Uber data theft, for instance that your "Uber account was compromised" [...]

Is the Worst Yet to Come?

By | 2017-11-14T12:05:16+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ransomware has tipped the 1 billion mark and damages are expected to be around 5 billion before the year is out. Use of ransomware has evolved throughout the year with a 600% rise in URL emails delivering malware in just Q3 2017. CEO fraud (aka BEC) has cost another 5 billion according to the FBI [...]

New Evil Locky Ransomware Strain Evades Machine Learning Security Software

By | 2017-10-06T09:36:22+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here is the latest tactic in the cat-and-mouse game between cybercrime and security software vendors. The bad guys have come up with new a ransomware phishing attack, tricking users to open what appears to be a document scanned from an internal Konica Minolta C224e. This model is one of the most popular business scanner/printers in [...]

Scam of the Week: Airline Confirmation Fraud

By | 2017-04-05T16:34:00+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , |

There is a new spin on an existing phishing scam you need to be aware of. Bad guys are doing research on you personally using social media and find out where and when you (might) travel for business. Next, they craft an email especially for you with an airline reservation or receipt that looks just [...]

Scary Double-Ransomware

By | 2016-12-12T09:23:34+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , |

Sophos reported on one of the more scary ransomware strains we have seen lately. It's called Goldeneye and encrypts the workstation twice: both the files and the Master File Table (MFT). It's a phishing attack with two attachments. One is a PDF and the other an Excel file. The Excel file contains a loader that [...]