Posts Tagged 'cybercrime'

We’re no strangers to Armageddon-scenario movies, but today a real disaster hit the internet. Using brute-force tactics that flood key elements of the internet’s structure, cybercriminals managed to shut down a variety of popular websites. The resulting chaos essentially closed the entire East Coast of the U.S., before spreading to other parts of the country […]

In an earlier blog, we discussed the evolution of the popular Cerber ransomware from Version 1 to 2. Recently we came across two newer versions of Cerber (we’ll call them Versions 3 and X). Cerber 3 has few changes but Version X has some new behavior that caught our attention. (We call this version X, […]

Intel Security y Kaspersky Labs anunciaron que 13 organismos de seguridad pública se han unido a No More Ransom, una asociación entre la industria de la ciberseguridad y las organizaciones de seguridad pública, para proporcionar a las víctimas del ransomware capacitación y herramientas de descifrado mediante Intel Security, Kaspersky Labs, la Policía Nacional de […]

There’s a modern joy we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all made an online purchase while reclining in pajamas, computer on our lap. Everyone knows the comfort of simply punching credit card numbers into a website for a new item. That’s what we do for Converse shoes, Audi accessories, and even donations to political parties. […]

Attacks by macro malware carrying ransomware are growing, as we have recently reported. Since early March we have seen macro malware using high-obfuscation algorithms to hide itself from static and traditional antimalware detection techniques. Macro malware continues to evolve and use new tricks to evade detection. In addition to these evasion techniques, McAfee Labs researchers have […]