Despite their devilish tactics, you have to give it hackers—they sure are creative at coming up with new and unexpected way to infiltrate your privacy and infect your systems with malware. Everyone knows the best kinds of hacks involve reverse engineering of the human mind, where a certain behavior can open up a world of
The Russian anti-malware firm, Kaspersky, has recently found a spear phishing scam affecting “email and other electronic communications targeted at specific individuals, organizations, or businesses.” These exploits are specifically designed to steal information for malicious purposes by installing secret malware on unsuspecting systems. And the kicker is, they do it by posing as your boss.
In the past year, ransomware has raked in millions for cybercriminals and their syndicates who both appear to have created the golden goose of malware.Sophos, with their blog post, has announced that WannaCry’s spiritual successor, SamSam ransomware has made $5.9 million in profit. The line chart above supplied by Sophos details the profit episodes of
Palo Alto Networks, a network enterprise security firm, has now discovered at least 145 apps in the Google Play Store are embedded with Windows-based malware. These apps remain functional when installed in an Android device, and their Windows executable malware does not run in the Android ART environment. However, experts predict certain Android app developers
Recent reports claimed that Rakhni, a ransomware strain, has developed a new coinminer component that allows it to sneak into the funds of Bitcoin users. Rakhni is said to have the ability to lurk around a targeted computer before inflicting an attack. It then can either infect a computer right after sneaking in or run
The time of ransomware at the top of the malware food chain is over, statistics from Kaspersky shows that there was a massive increase in incidents of ransomware infection in 2016. As per their findings: “The total number of users who encountered ransomware fell by almost 30%, from 2,581,026 in 2016-2017 to 1,811,937 in 2017-2018.
May 12, 2017, will always be remembered by the corporate world, especially the healthcare industry as a date when a new cyber-extortion racket, the WannaCry malware was unleashed and no cybersecurity software was able to anticipate it. It took advantage of a flaw in Server Message Blocks (SMB) version 1.0 to penetrate an otherwise security-hardened
Businesses of all sizes have been investing in security software and fundamental cybersecurity infrastructure for decades. The antivirus industry has grown into a huge industry on its own from its humble beginnings of just being a small utility a user can optionally be bought and came with a floppy disk media. In fact, the very
With over 4 billion users, no one can deny that we’re now living in the golden age of the Internet. We use the internet to get information, interact with other users, manage our bank accounts, and so on. But with the continuously rising volume of internet usage comes the increasing number of online attacks. What’s
Cybercriminals are now targeting higher value victims than ransomware can ever net them. According to enterprise security provider named Proofpoint in their recently released 2018 Q1 Quarterly Threat Report, banking Trojans have infected more computers than ransomware for the same period last year. Banking Trojans are credential stealing malware that targets online banking depositors using