/Malware - Ransomware

NSA Malware: Leaked Code Leaves Millions Vulnerable

In mid-April hacker group, The Shadow Brokers released a package of confidential NSA documents including computer codes for exploits, implants, and other hacking tools. Through reverse engineering and tutorials available on the dark web, cybercriminals have infiltrated hundreds of thousands of computers running Windows with this NSA malware. The use of this cyber weapon proves [...]

Locky Ransomware: Back in Action with a New Delivery Method

Locky ransomware was one of the most popular malware programs throughout 2016. 7 out of 10 malicious emails delivered Locky in Q2 of 2016, and by the end of Q4 97% of all phishing emails were distributing Locky. Strangely, however, the spread of Locky took a dramatic downturn in early 2017 and there hadn’t been [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]