Identification and Verification is the foundation of security and we’re seeing significant evidence of its critical importance in the common trend of password- and credential-focused risks throughout the 2nd quarter of 2018. Regardless if it’s an elusive Identity-stealing malware or a brute force login attack, cyber attackers are adamant and concentrated on hacking passwords for...Continue Reading
A highly publicized data security breach on T-Mobile was announced last week and Millions of users’ data might have been exposed. T-Mobile confirms that there are encrypted passwords involved in the security breach. Their cyber-security team uncovered and eventually prevented further unauthorized access to their systems and immediately reported it to the authorities. This means...Continue Reading
GoDaddy is a well-known hosting provider and domain name registry, and is one of the world’s largest SSL certificate providers. They have millions of clients all over the globe. To be a little specific, they have almost 18 million customers, and more than 75 million domain names registered. And just recently, a bunch of their...Continue Reading
Russian Antivirus Software: Kaspersky Lab, officially banned by the US Government. European Union considers the Antivirus “malicious” US agencies are now officially prohibited from using Kaspersky Lab along with all related services. Although no concrete evidence, this started after classified hacking materials for the National Security Agency (NSA), was hacked with the help of Kaspersky...Continue Reading
Russian antivirus software Kaspersky Lab has now been officially banned by the US Government. The recent hacking of classified National Security Agency (NSA) materials was attributed to the Kaspersky Lab Antivirus system, leading to the ban. The software has been associated with the Russian Secret Service and claimed to be spyware. The ban will be...Continue Reading
What is Net Neutrality? From the word itself which is neutrality; unbiased and an open freedom for all. This way people governed under the famous Net Neutrality act gets to enjoy the liberty of surfing the internet, view contents and post anything not libelous nor derogatory would have nothing to fear. It prohibits internet service...Continue Reading
Ransomware is one of the greatest emerging cybercrime challenges. Ransomware is the largest malware taxonomy and most phishing emails in 2016 contain ransomware. The tactic of ransomware is to hold the victim to extortion by encrypting the victim’s documents, files or disks until the person pays a ransom fee via bitcoin or voucher. The main...Continue Reading
Carberp malware, a financial Trojan, is the precursor to many new malware families such as Sofacy and Bolek. Carberp is an older malware, however, it is well worth our time to review as at it’s time of release it was highly sophisticated. Carberp was originally a Russian financial Trojan that first appeared in 2010. Carberp...Continue Reading
Zeus malware is a financial Trojan targeting online banking. Zeus malware steals banking information by man-in-the-browser attacks, keystroke logging and form grabbing methods. Zeus was developed to target the Windows OS and has been around for almost 10 years now. Zeus is spread mainly through drive-by downloads and phishing schemes. Why are we talking about...Continue Reading
Phishing Crimeware APWG Quarter 1 2016 Report The following is an extract of the most recent APWG Report Q1 2016. The full APWG report can be viewed at – http://docs.apwg.org/reports/apwg_trends_report_q1_2016.pdf Phishing Report Scope The APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report analyzes phishing attacks reported to the APWG by its member companies, its Global Research Partners, through...Continue Reading
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