31 Mar 2022

Don’t Upgrade with this Fake Windows 11 Install

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Malicious actors routinely use current events to lure victims into downloading their malware. For example, one such entity registered the windows-upgraded.com domain on January 27, 2022, the day after Microsoft announced the final phase of … Read More

31 Mar 2022

3 Troubling Trends in Data Compromise Attacks

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As part of its mission to help educate businesses about identity crimes, the Identity Theft Resource Center has released its annual data breach report. Learn about three troubling trends discussed in that report. The Identity … Read More

10 Dec 2021

Memento Ransomware Uses WinRAR to Lock your Files

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Ransomware prevents its victims from accessing its own files until they comply with the attackers’ demands, which is usually a monetary payment. The traditional method of accomplishing this task is to encrypt files with the … Read More

10 Dec 2021

3 of the Most Troubling Cyberattacks in 2021

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Cybercriminals were very busy in 2021. Here are three of the most troubling cyberattacks they perpetrated. The year 2021 was a busy year for cybercriminals — and for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) … Read More

12 Nov 2021

UpdateAgent is Back with a Vengeance

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Analysts at Microsoft Security Intelligence have discovered a new variant of UpdateAgent, also known as WizardUpdate. This malware targets Mac devices by impersonating legitimate MacOS software. UpdateAgent has been in use since 2020, but the … Read More

12 Nov 2021

Supply Chains are Getting Attacked by Hackers

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Gaining access to a company that provides products or services for other organizations is an effective way for hackers to attack many targets at once. As a result, businesses that are part of a supply … Read More

12 Nov 2021

A New Ransomware Has Been Discovered

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Cyber criminals are using a new ransomware dubbed Yanluowang to encrypt a target network’s files. This ransomware is so named because it places an extension of “yanluowang” on the files it encrypts. In addition to … Read More

29 Oct 2021

Beware of QR Code Scams

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Businesses use Quick Response (QR) codes to provide a variety of services for their customers, such as locating apps for ordering a product and tracking shipments. They aren’t human readable, which allows scammers to easily … Read More