CRYPTOWALL 4.0 (updated)

November 5, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

We know that Cryptowall 3.0 has been hugely successful for the cybercriminals netting them nearly $325 million in its debut year. With over 800 command and control URLs and over 400,000 attempted infections it…read more

FBI says to just pay the ransom

October 28, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

We all know cryptolocker and we all know the toll it’s taken on many individuals and companies. While the original cryptolocker has been shut down since FBI operation Tovar it has not stalled…read more

ORX Locker

September 10, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

Only a month has gone by since the last RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) came to light. It looks this new business model that was first introduced by TOX a few months ago…read more

Compromising Windows via Windows Update Drivers

August 24, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

  While at Blackhat 2015, I saw a very interesting presentation on compromising the Windows Update service (“WSUSpect – Compromising The Windows Enterprise Via Windows Update” – Paul Stone & Alex Chapman). The…read more

Encryptor RaaS (Ransomware as a Service)

July 28, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

A new ransomware has emerged and its very similar to tox as it is created for hackers to easily design encrypting ransomware payloads to distrube from their botnets. Since the creator of Tox was selling…read more

A Brief History of Malware

July 15, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

Malware has come a long way in 30 years. Back in the 70s, the idea of malicious software was an interesting thought experiment. What if computer programs could take control of a computer?…read more


May 6, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

Yesterday in the news we saw a huge spike in the interest of the Rombertik malware. Rombertik infiltrates the computer through email phishing attacks that drop as a .scr screen saver executable that contains the malware that…read more


May 4, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

We’ve encountered yet another encrypting ransomware variant and at this point it’s expected since the scam has exploaded in popularity since it’s inception in late 2013. This one has a GUI that is almost…read more