Progression from Stealth to Damage and Disruption

A decade or two ago, hackers were infiltrating the targeted network silently; they were waiting for the perfect moment to act and exit with no evidence left behind them. Thus, their attacks were unnoticeable and even the target companies hardly noticed that they were the victims of a cyber espionage or cyber-attacks. Hackers were lurking ...

The Scariest Month of the Year

Snow, Christmas movies on TV, Christmas trees, tea and big sweaters… These are all things that probably come to our mind when we say December. The festive season is approaching, and we feel certain coziness and warmth inside us. ‘’A month of lights, snow, and feasts. A time to make amends and tie up loose ...

Facebook Account Mysteriously Hacked: The Police Was Not Able To Help

As we all know, social media can take all our free time and even create addiction.  This was the case with one Australian software support specialist, who recently decided to deactivate her Facebook account precisely to fight her social media addiction. However, several months later, the account mysteriously appeared. Different Password According to 9news.com, an ...

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Future Threats Of The Cyber World

Age of Artificial Intelligence is upon us. Artificial Intelligence is started being used and it will be used in broader areas. If you did not notice before, YouTube tracks what you watch and recommends you other videos that you might like. If you like the video that was recommended, you choose to watch and let ...

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A New Threat That Will Leave Windows Users Helpless Soon

A new multipurpose attack tool, L0rdix, is currently on sale in Deep Web Forums that are hosted by hackers. L0rdix is written in .NET and designed to infect computers with Windows operating system. It aims to steal and mine while being in stealth mode. Despite being a one-attack-tool, L0rdix is capable of many actions. It ...

This is What You Should Avoid This Shopping Season

Holiday shopping season is finally here and many of us can’t wait to surprise our loved ones with new things. Some of us are looking forward to spoiling ourselves too. 😊 Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping – these are all around the corner. New data shows that 91 percent of the people shopping this weekend ...

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WannaCry: Still Threatening To Make You Cry

One and a half year later, WannaCry ransomware is still considered as one of the most serious threats in cyber world as well as the most widespread in the ransomware family. According to statistics, it has attacked 74,621 users worldwide. Biggest Ransomware Epidemic in History In May 2017, WannaCry caused one of the biggest ransomware ...

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 ...

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TRITON: The Malware That Could Have Killed Hundreds

In December 2017, a Middle Eastern oil and gas petrochemical plant was attacked by malware named TRITON, also known as TRISIS or HatMan. It targeted the plant’s Safety Instrumented System that is a part of Industrial Control Systems. ICS vs SIS Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are computer-based devices that are used by engineers to monitor ...

New Banking Malware Found on Google Play

New Target – Users From Brazil Malware authors have always used different apps to disguise Banking Trojans and place them on Google Play Store. Security researchers have found a new strain of malware targeting banking apps on Android devices. This time a new malware banking family is targeting users from Brazil. It is distributed through ...

What is GoldenEye Ransomware?

GoldenEye has often been referred to as the king of ransomware, because it is considered as probably the worst ransomware ever created. GoldenEye is a variant of the notorious Petya ransomware that also takes advantage of the same EternalBlue exploit to spread from one device to another. It encrypts the entire hard disk drive and ...

What is Citadel Malware?

Citadel is a toolkit for distributing malware and managing botnets making it super easy to produce ransomware and infect systems one after another with pay-per-install programs. Citadel was designed to steal personal information, including banking and financial information from its victims. The Citadel Trojan, based on the Zeus source code, constructs a botnet consisting of ...

What is Alpha Crypt Virus?

Alpha Crypt is a file-encrypting ransomware program that targets all version of Windows. It is a variant of Tesla Crypt ransomware. It was first released at the end of April 2015. Alpha Crypt usually targets different video games. Some of the targets are: RPG Maker, Call of Duty, Dragon Age, StarCraft, MineCraft, World of Warcraft, ...

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