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[Heads Up] DarkSide: Sophisticated New Customized Ransomware Strain Demands Millions Of Dollars

Breaking News: A new ransomware operation named DarkSide began attacking organizations earlier this month with customized attacks that have already earned them million-dollar payouts. But here is the clincher: When performing attacks, DarkSide will create a customized ransomware executable for the specific company they are attacking. Our friends at Bleepingcomputer said: “Starting around August 10th, […]

Posted: October 8, 2020 | View More »

Australian Financial Services Company is Sued for Repeatedly Being Hacked… and Doing Zero About It

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing RI Advice Group for being hacked multiple times over a year’s time that includes 155 hours of undetected hacker activity. If you are the victim of ransomware once, it’s probably inevitable. But if you’re a ransomware victim again, and then hacked on a third occasion, you’re probably not […]

Posted: October 8, 2020 | View More »

‘New VPN Configuration’ Email Tricks Microsoft 365 Users Out of Credentials

Scammers are taking advantage of the prominent use of VPNs by remote workforces to send out this very topically relevant phishing email that just wants to steal your credentials. Nearly one-third of users utilize a VPN to access work-related sites and services. From a cybercriminal’s perspective, that’s a significant chunk of people they can target. The shift to remote […]

Posted: August 6, 2020 | View More »

BEC Isn’t Back; It Never Left

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks aren’t new, but they’re growing increasingly effective, according to Zeljka Zorz at Help Net Security. Zorz cites an article from BakerHostetler, in which two attorneys describe how BEC attacks work and why they’re so effective. The lawyers explain that BEC attacks involve targeted phishing attempts coming from spoofed or compromised email […]

Posted: August 6, 2020 | View More »

COVID-19 Related Phishing Scams Target Passport Details

The Coronavirus phishing scams have only gotten more aggressive and targeted now than ever before, InfoSecurity Magazine reports. Now researchers at Griffin Law are tracking self-employed people being targeted with established COVID-19 related phishing emails. According to Griffin Law, the scam begins with a text message purporting to be from HMRC informing the recipient they are due […]

Posted: August 6, 2020 | View More »

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Skyrocket to 30% Increase

Scammers riding the COVID-19 wave are adapting to new scenarios as the pandemic evolves. Checkpoint recently discovered that over 192,000 coronavirus-related phishing attacks per week over the past three weeks, a 30% increase compared to previous weeks. In the past three weeks, almost 20,000 new coronavirus-related domains were registered: 17% of these are malicious or […]

Posted: June 30, 2020 | View More »

Fake Zoom Downloader is the Latest Method of Attack on Remote Workers

Riding on the coattails of the massive rise in popularity in the video conference solution, remote workers new to Zoom need to be wary of where they download the installer. We’ve written before about the various types of Zoom-related attacks that have sprouted up over the last two months. The latest chapter in this saga […]

Posted: June 30, 2020 | View More »

Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 2)

30% of Organizations Have Been the Victim of Phishing Scams Since the Lockdown Lots of new data is now just coming out of the woodwork demonstrating some of the harsh realities of having employees work from home without proper security in place. According to new data from software information hub Capterra, in their Remote Work […]

Posted: June 30, 2020 | View More »

Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 1)

6 in 10 Employee’s Online Accounts Have Been Compromised Since Working Remotely Working from home has its advantages. But, according to new data, one of them isn’t keeping the organization secure. Now that we’ve had some time to allow employees to work from home, security vendors have had time to quantify just how secure your […]

Posted: June 30, 2020 | View More »

2020 New Antivirus Software Solution

Late last year, a few incidents occurred that made us reevaluate how we are protecting our clients’ networks. The incidents – like many others – started with a malicious email that was opened by an employee.  In the past, this would have resulted in a network share or multiple network shares being encrypted that we […]

Posted: February 11, 2020 | View More »

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Another Tax Season, Another Opportunity for Scams

It’s the start of tax season. This is the time of year when we collect our receipts and tax forms and hope for a nice big refund from the U.S. government. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are also looking for a nice big score as well. This year is going to be worse than ever, as many people […]

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Researchers Have Their Eye on Malicious Clones of Android Apps That Put Devices at Risk

Researchers at Check Point have found malicious apps in the Google Play Store that will download Trojans to infected devices. “Check Point Research (CPR) recently discovered a new Dropper spreading via the official Google Play store, which downloads and installs the AlienBot Banker and MRAT,” the researchers write. “This Dropper, dubbed Clast82, utilizes a series […]

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