ThreatVlog Episode 6: FBI Ransomware forcing child porn on infected computers

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In this episode of the ThreatVlog, Marcus Moreno discusses a new, very malicious form of FBI Ransomware that forces the users of infected machines to look at illegal imagery, taking the scare tactics to the next level. He also discusses a new Javascript hack that takes over your browser temporarily, attempting to get people to pay for it to be unlocked.


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Name: Marcus Moreno
Role: Threat Team Member

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Marcus has always had a fascination with computers and electronics in general. His first encounter with cyberspace was in the 90’s when he was first introduced to Prodigy Net and has stayed connected since. His first tech job was soon after high school at IBM working as an interpreter for Spanish speakers in Mexico and Puerto Rico. While displaying his ease of learning and desire to helping others, he was then promoted to remote desktop technician. After a few years at IBM, Marcus then worked with Northrop Grumman as a network administrator.

Marcus appreciates the fast paced, challenging, yet enjoyable work of threat research. He is driven by his passion for computers and the innovative company he works for.


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