Tag Archives: Ransomware

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…

A game that cryptojacks, a town under seige, and more data breaches | Avast

Steam game found to be secretly cryptomining
“Malicious cryptomining has become so popular among cybercriminals that it has earned its own name: cryptojacking,” states Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It is one of the most popular ways to make…