We recently decided to make our DNS infrastructure inside each of our core data centers more robust and therefore installed three virtual servers on three different hypervisors to function as DC-local recursive DNS servers. We chose an unbound DNS recu…
At Avast Threat Labs, we are constantly monitoring the threat landscape and evaluating current risks. Most of the time, we face prevalent strains of malware, such as Locky or Cerber ransomware, but from time to time we are alerted by our automated syst…
Many of us noticed that some of our favorite websites were acting a little strangely on Friday. Perhaps your tweets were failing to load or your connection to Spotify was wonky. Instead of brushing this off as the result of any regular online bug or unreliable Wi-Fi, take a moment to realize that these sites’ behavior was caused by a massive online attack that wiped out a significant portion of the Internet for hours on end.
A Russian hacker has been arrested in Prague by Czech police in cooperation with the FBI. The alleged hacker was supposedly involved in several cyberattacks on the U.S. and is specifically suspected of conducting the email leaks that took place at this year’s Democratic National Convention.
Is Vladimir Putin almighty? Some say that he’s behind everything that moves the world. We steer clear of any conspiracy theories, but what we can say for sure is that President Putin recently made it to the world of Torrent.
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The only thing worse than annoying advertisements are malicious advertisements.
Last week, security blogger Brian Krebs’ blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com, was taken offline with a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The sustained attack threw upwards of 620 gigabits per second of junk data at his site – more than enough to take down a site of that size.
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My colleagues from the Avast Threat Labs published an interesting (and detailed) blog post about Petya ransomware and its little brother, Mischa. This duo works together to encrypt disks and files, pushing innocent victims to pay thousands of dollars t…