Category: Malware


‘Maze’ ransomware threatens data exposure unless $6m ransom paid

January 7, 2020

Via: Naked Security

What’s the most effective way to fight back against a large ransomware attack? Normally, the answer would be technical or organizational, but a new type of ransomware called Maze seems to have stirred up a very different response in one […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

PCs still running Windows 7 will soon be significantly more at risk of ransomware

January 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Crooks use Star Wars saga as bait in Phishing and malware attacks

January 2, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Cybercriminals leverage popular movies like Star Wars to lure users into downloading malware to watch exclusive scenes or the full movie. Experts at Kaspersky have analyzed some threats that exploit the new Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker as […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security

Election security, ransomware dominate cyber concerns for 2020

December 30, 2019

Via: The Hill

Headed into 2020, with a presidential election on the horizon, cyber concerns are certain to be in the spotlight in Washington. Atop the list of cyber issues will be persistent questions about election security. Officials at the federal, state and […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware Situation Goes From Bad to Worse

December 26, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

The surge in ransomware attacks on cities, municipalities, schools, and healthcare organizations this year is just a foretaste of what is likely come in 2020. Threat actors have sensed a very real opportunity to make big returns attacking enterprise organizations […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

December 26, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Magecart definition Magecart is a consortium of malicious hacker groups who target online shopping cart systems, usually the Magento system, to steal customer payment card information. This is known as a supply chain attack. The idea behind these attacks is […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

‘Tis The Season for Cyber Scams

December 23, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Once again, the holiday season is upon us! For me, this time of year means spending quality time with my family and friends. It represents a time for joy and kindness towards others. Unfortunately, not everyone shares this sentiment. During […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

2020 Prediction: Ransomware to become more dangerous than ever

December 19, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

In November, cyber crooks told services company Allied Universal that they would make its files public if the company didn’t pay a ransom. Allied refused and the hackers stuck to their threat, releasing a portion of the data onto the […]


N.J.’s Largest Hospital System Pays Up in Ransomware Attack

December 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said that it has paid hackers a ransom after a ransomware attack disrupted its services earlier this month. Hackensack Meridian Health, a $6 billion non-profit health provider system based in Edison, N.J., operates 17 hospitals, […]


As malware and network attacks increase in 2019, zero day malware accounts for 50% of detections

December 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. […]