Computer Security

Ransomware Creators Have Raked in $140 Million in the Last 6 Years, Fbi Says screenshot

Ransomware Creators Have Raked in $140 Million in the Last 6 Years, Fbi Says

Fraudsters and extortionists have always been around. Unfortunately, the crooks of today are not the same snake-oil salesmen of ages past. Thanks to the Internet, the malicious actors of today have a lot more reach... Read more

March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Scam Uses a Fake COVID-19 Map Pushing an App That Lets Cybercrooks Spy on You Through Your Phone screenshot

Coronavirus Scam Uses a Fake COVID-19 Map Pushing an App That Lets Cybercrooks Spy on You Through Your Phone

We are currently living through a pandemic. Coronavirus is spreading rapidly and has become a global issue. People are scared, and the news is only adding to that fear. Every time you turn on a TV, open a site, or any... Read more

March 25, 2020
Updated HawkEye Keylogger Exploits Coronavirus Scare for Profit screenshot

Updated HawkEye Keylogger Exploits Coronavirus Scare for Profit

The HawkEye keylogger has been making the rounds on the web since 2013. In 2019, there was a newly-released update of the threat – HawkEye Reborn v9. Now it's back on security experts' radars, and it appears to have... Read more

March 25, 2020
Rainbow Table Password Attack - What Is It and How Do You Protect Yourself From It screenshot

Rainbow Table Password Attack - What Is It and How Do You Protect Yourself From It

A rainbow table is just one of the many potent tools in the arsenal of the cybercriminals of today. While a rainbow table password attack has its limitations, it does give hackers the opportunity to effectively steal... Read more

March 24, 2020
Hackers Break Their Promise: Coronavirus Vaccine Test Lab Attacked by Maze Ransomware screenshot

Hackers Break Their Promise: Coronavirus Vaccine Test Lab Attacked by Maze Ransomware

Operators of the Maze malware announced earlier this month that they would stop targeting healthcare organizations. Not forever, of course. Only until the pandemic situation gets under control. Unfortunately, it seems... Read more

March 23, 2020
Ransomware Attackers Pledge to Stop Targeting Hospitals During the Coronavirus Crisis screenshot

Ransomware Attackers Pledge to Stop Targeting Hospitals During the Coronavirus Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light both good and bad sides in people. We see that in times of crisis, some individuals easily give in to panic, making them act irrationally. People tend to overstock on goods... Read more

March 20, 2020
CovidLock Ransomware Exploits Fear Surrounding Coronavirus with a Malicious Android App screenshot

CovidLock Ransomware Exploits Fear Surrounding Coronavirus with a Malicious Android App

While people are living through these trying times, doing their best to survive the global pandemic surrounding Coronavirus, cybercrooks are having a field day. Coronavirus-related malware has been popping up daily,... Read more

March 19, 2020
As Fears of the Coronavirus Pandemic Spread, So Does COVID-19-Themed Malware screenshot

As Fears of the Coronavirus Pandemic Spread, So Does COVID-19-Themed Malware

In these turbulent times, people are living in fear. It's a time of crisis as the cases of Coronavirus increase, and healthcare systems collapse one after the other. Many are afraid for their lives, and the lives of... Read more

March 17, 2020
CoronaVirus Ransomware Emerges Amid Mass Panic to Cloak KPOT Malware Installation screenshot

CoronaVirus Ransomware Emerges Amid Mass Panic to Cloak KPOT Malware Installation

It's evident that cyber attackers see the ongoing mass panic surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to profit by delivering nasty malware. First discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, the CoronaVirus ransomware... Read more

March 16, 2020
Chinese-Based Vicious Panda Group Weaponizes Coronavirus Data for a Cyber Attack screenshot

Chinese-Based Vicious Panda Group Weaponizes Coronavirus Data for a Cyber Attack

Vicious Panda is a Chinese-based anonymous group that carries out attacks against a variety of targets. It received the classification Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). APT indicates a prolonged and aimed attack. One... Read more

March 16, 2020
Mozart Malware Proves Elusive To Detection Thanks to Its Use of DNS Protocol screenshot

Mozart Malware Proves Elusive To Detection Thanks to Its Use of DNS Protocol

Mozart is the name of a backdoor Trojan. It created shock-waves in the webspace in February 2020. Even in its short lifespan since then, it has managed to rile people up. So far, it has claimed a mere few hundred... Read more

March 16, 2020
Scam Alert - Watch out for Fake Walmart Password Reset Email screenshot

Scam Alert - Watch out for Fake Walmart Password Reset Email

Nowadays, technology does not so much march forward as skyrockets into new and unexpected directions at a staggering speed. Using the Internet is practically a necessity for business and personal matters.... Read more

March 13, 2020
What Is Juice Jacking? Is It Safe to Use Public USB Ports? screenshot

What Is Juice Jacking? Is It Safe to Use Public USB Ports?

You're in a public place, you need to use your smartphone, but you've forgotten to charge it up before you left home. You don't have a charger, and you've never really grown used to carrying bulky power banks with... Read more

March 10, 2020
$405 Million Has Been Stolen From Military Veterans Using Scams Since 2012 screenshot

$405 Million Has Been Stolen From Military Veterans Using Scams Since 2012

When it comes to fraudsters, they feel no shame as they prey on the most vulnerable people like military veterans who, for example, might require money or might be unable to say no to other soldiers in need. According... Read more

March 10, 2020
Have You Reached Full Gmail Potential? A

Have You Reached Full Gmail Potential? A "Good Enough" Password Won't Do the Trick

If you don’t have a Gmail account, you must be very independent and self-sufficient. Or perhaps you’ve been living in a taiga all this time. Either way, it is a lot more common to have several Gmail accounts these... Read more

March 9, 2020
What Is a Homograph Attack and How to Protect Yourself Against It? screenshot

What Is a Homograph Attack and How to Protect Yourself Against It?

Security news website The Register recently wrote about a new zero-day vulnerability that could allow what is known as a 'homograph attack,' and Shaun Nichols, the report's author, was quite surprised and a bit... Read more

March 9, 2020
HMRC Reminds People to Watch out for Scams and Fraud Ahead of the 2020 Tax Season screenshot

HMRC Reminds People to Watch out for Scams and Fraud Ahead of the 2020 Tax Season

If you live in the United Kingdom, you know that a new tax season is about to begin, as the 2019/2020 tax year is ending on April 5th. Although tax scams are prevalent throughout the year, they always become more... Read more

March 6, 2020
What Is Pharming and How to Protect Yourself From It? screenshot

What Is Pharming and How to Protect Yourself From It?

You could argue that there are a few significant similarities between pharming and phishing. In fact, many could confuse the two terms quite easily, which isn't really a surprise given that the ultimate goal is the... Read more

March 6, 2020