Malware – Ransomware

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Word Malware: OLE Exploited in Zero-Day Attack

A recently discovered Microsoft Office vulnerability has allowed a new type of Word malware to infiltrate PCs. Hackers are using booby-trapped Word documents to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. The malware exploits Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) features, which allow users to link to documents and other objects – in this case, a malicious [...]

Tax Season: Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and Trojans. Oh My!

Tax season is always a prime time for phishing attacks. People are easily influenced by IRS branding and counterfeit web pages. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about a spear phishing attack where hackers obtained W-2s from a range of business sectors through a business email compromise scam. In the short period of time [...]

Ransomware Protection | Protecting Against Ransomware with Email Security

Ransomware is an increasingly hot topic for security and IT teams. Organizations are attempting to fight back against this malicious software, but it is a battle that is hard to win. Just last year, ransomware cost businesses $1 billion. And it’s more than just monetary costs -- organizations lose significant operational time and take a [...]

RaaS | Ransomware-as-a-Service

Ransomware is becoming increasingly popular in the cybercrime world. Just last year, ransomware caused an estimated $1 billion in damages and became the most popular form of malware in the US. The use of ransomware is on the rise, and many hacking organizations are beginning to offer Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS). This means that anyone can easily [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:17:03+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Malware - Ransomware|0 Comments

Ransomware | Polymorphic Malware

Cyber-attacks are a constant threat. They are continuously evolving, increasing in number, and becoming more dangerous. Ransomware is no exception to this trend. In 2016, ransomware became the most common form of malware in the US, with a shocking 600% growth in new ransomware families in just 12 months. As ransomware continues to evolve, its [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:17:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Malware - Ransomware, The new cyber attacks|0 Comments

Meet us at RSA 2017!

Discover the latest technology, learn about new approaches to security, and meet Vade Secure at RSA 2017! RSA is next week from February 13-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Meet us in Moscone North at booth #5014 near the sponsor meeting suites. Are hackers phishing with your brand? Find out at our booth! [...]

San Francisco MUNI Ransomware: Update

We recently reported on the San Francisco MUNI ransomware attack that occurred during Thanksgiving weekend. The attack resulted in free rides for customers and the potential for MUNI to lose over $500,000 in fare revenue. Now, we have more information on the attack and what potentially caused it. New Information on the Attack Krebs on [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:45:32+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Malware - Ransomware|0 Comments

San Francisco MUNI Ransomware: Phishing attack?

The Attack Ransomware software was used Thanksgiving weekend in a massive attack against San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The hard-drive-scrambling ransomware affected more than 2,000 systems including workstations, servers, and ticket machines all across the city’s light-rail system (MUNI). The San Francisco MUNI ransomware attack left a message on ticketing systems that said: “You [...]

Email Protection: Voter Registration Databases Hacked

The US presidential election will soon be over. Email security and other cybersecurity issues have been making headlines throughout the race. As we near the actual election, there is evidence that multiple states have had their voter registration systems infiltrated. Word 2016 ELECTIONS written on white dices with flag of United States of America [...]

Spear Phishing and Ransomware – a Toxic Match Made in Hacker Heaven

A Ransomware attack features a hacker installing malware on your device that either encrypts your data or locks you out. In large-scale attacks, whole corporate networks and data repositories can be held up for ransom. The attacker extorts money from the victim in exchange for unlocking their data or device. Ransomware is a serious, growing [...]

By | 2017-11-08T08:39:03+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Malware - Ransomware, Phishing|0 Comments