Tag Archives: Ransomware

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…

North Carolina held for ransom and Agent Tesla becomes stealthy

North Carolina water utility shut down by ransomware
Hurricane Michael, Florence, and now this. It seems North Carolina just can’t catch a break as one of its major water utilities went offline following a ransomware attack. The Onslow Water and Sewer…

Ransomware attacks via RDP on the rise | Avast

Microsoft included Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) with its offerings for the first time in 1996. Since then, cybercriminals have been trying, sometimes with success, to hack into machines via this protocol and we’ve seen countless RDP attacks done by di…