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Modern Day Assassination Tool: Spyware

What is Spyware? As the name itself suggests, spyware is a malicious software used to spy on someone’s privacy. It can be used to capture data through screenshots or webcam captures. Another common way is through a technique called keylogging. This technique allows the malicious software to record every keystroke made by the user, which ...

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Modern Day Heists: Bank Hackings

On November 6th, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrimes Director Capt. Mohammad Shoaib reported that almost all the banks in Pakistan were hacked and suffered a major security breach. The data breach was revealed when 10 banks blocked all international transactions on debit and credit cards. FIA did high level investigation when 100 cases of security ...

A Leading Media Company, Media Prima Attacked by Ransomware

Ransomware Hits Again It seems the situation is not getting any better because there are more and more major companies and networks reporting to have been victims of ransomware attacks. The most recent one is Malaysia’s leading media company, Media Prima, a company that runs TV, radio channels, newspapers and digital media. In the past ...

How to Survive in Today’s Cyber World

According to Routine Activities Theory, which is one of the four major victimology theories, the crime occurs when a motivated offender and a suitable target are present while capable guardians are absent. These three elements must converge at the same time and in the same environment. This theory suggests that a motivated offender will act ...

All You Need to Know About Cerber Ransomware

What is Cerber ransomware? Cerber is one of the most active kinds of ransomware. It encrypts the files of its victims and demands money in exchange for giving access to their files back. It works even if you are not connected to the Internet, so you can’t stop it by unplugging your PC. Just like ...

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Cyber Threats That are Lurking in Hospital Environment

Healthcare technologies are saving and enhancing patients’ lives with wearable devices that can monitor patients’ health and apply medication according to values of the patient, such as insulin pumps, pacemakers and so on. Also, it provides storage for Electronic Health Records, which is used to see patients’ history very quickly and evaluate patients’ condition effectively ...

New Wave of Browser Hijackers

New Phishing Campaign A new phishing campaign that was redirecting users to a browser hijacker has been discovered recently. The attackers used fake alert messages to trick the users into thinking they are infected with malware. After that, scared users called the number that was shown in the notifications asking for technical support to help ...