Tag Archives: Ransomware

Are You Part of a Supply Chain Attack? | Avast

In December 2018, Chinese nationals Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong were indicted by the US Department of Justice for involvement with the APT10 hacking group. The APT epithet stands for Advanced Persistent Threat. It is used to specify an elite hacking grou…

Stealing Kids’ Data and More Security News | Avast

Child’s play
A disturbing new trend is emerging from the dark web underworld. Cybercriminals are now using the personal data of children to set up credit lines and perpetrate identity theft. Because children naturally have fresh, unblemished credit, t…

Backstory Revealed, Ghidra Announced and More | Avast

New platforms to clobber cybercrime
Two major announcements at this week’s RSA mark strident leaps forward in cybersecurity, and both rely on the same core principal — sharing knowledge. The combined efforts that make these cybersecurity tools so pote…

Scams, Schemes, and Good News for a Change | Avast

Beware this ransomware adware
Pursuing information on a malicious encryptor, cybersecurity researchers stumbled upon a ransomware/adware bundle scheme. Several seedy online shops selling “cracked” software — that is, software that has been hacked and …

Hackers Love Healthcare, Voters Fall Prey to the Dark Web | Avast

Emotet malware becomes more versatile; mass harvests emails
Emotet malware, which is usually identified as a banking trojan, is now becoming more versatile and has created a new means for stealing victims’ emails, going back as far as six months. Th…