Friday, March 24, 2017
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mischa

Mischa Ransomware – Petya’s Best Friend

Overview of Petya ransomware In March, we covered the emergence of Petya trojan-ransomware; an original and dangerous threat. It was very virulent malware as it did not merely encrypt user files and...
secure network

Secure Your Network Against Malware and Ransomware Attacks

With increasingly sophisticated and updated malware and ransomware emerging, networks need to continuously upgrade security and evolve risk reduction, breach detection and real-time, proactive security engagement. For every daylight digital innovation...
brute force attacks

How to Secure Your Network Against Brute Force Attacks

Brute force attacks use strength rather than cunning to infiltrate a network. These attacks will use all methods systematically until the target has been infiltrated. They can be carried out either...
backup

Backup Your Data Before Ransomware Strikes

Many users aren't in the habit of making an external backup and instead rely on the system's restore capability if something goes awry and data is lost. If the relevant system...
protection

How to Protect Your Organisation from Insider Threats

Vulnerability to Insider Compromise Increased dependence on IT and networking in organizations brings both enhanced productivity and efficiency, but also rising parameters of vulnerability. The (now old) adage - the weakest part...
mobile ransomware

Ransomware Goes Mobile

Ransomware is the fastest growing threat online today, raising many millions each year (and not for charity). After infiltrating a system, it encrypts or locks files and demands a ransom be...
computer security

Secure Your Computer Against Malicious Macros

'Warning: This document contains macros' Using Microsoft Office documents of any format at work every day is a risky business. This is because of a convenient innovation which turned out to be...
rogue software

What is Rogue Security Software, Risks and Protection

What is Rogue Security Software? Rogue Security Software, also known as Fake AV (Antivirus) Software, or Rogue Antivirus Software, is a malicious computer program which is illicitly promoted and distributed as a...

How ZeroAccess Rootkit Takes Control Over PCs

To answer this question, it is necessary to look briefly at how this rootkit operates. The ZeroAccess rootkit is capable of differentiating between and installing on either Windows 32-bit or 64-bit...
identity theft

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Scams

The IRS have passed the buck again by stating that the recent massive compromise is as a result of customers' own security failure. They are blaming the taxpayer for weak security...