Tag Archives: Ransomware

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…

Security news: All-in-one malware out, GovPayNow drops the ball on security, and Newegg suffers a crack | Avast

All-in-one super malware hits the internet
A self-propagating malware mashup has been found lurking online. Called Xbash, the all-in-one malware is thought to be made by crime syndicate Iron Group and boasts of botnet, ransomware, diskwiper, cryptojac…

Security news: More phishing, Canada pays ransom, SMBs are a target | Avast

Data breach in the wild
“Practice what you preach” was clearly not a part of the Swiss-based Veeam’s policy as someone left almost 200GB of data available to anyone online. The unsecured MongoDB server was open from August 31st, 2018 to September 9th,…

New Google software, new smartphone flaws, and the high cost of ransomware | Avast

A slice of Pie
Grabbing headlines this week was the release of Google’s Android 9 Pie software, which started rolling out on Tuesday to Google Pixel phones. Standard whiz-bang OS enhancements aside, from a security perspective, here’s what we found no…