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CoinVault

November 14, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

  Today we encountered a new type of encrypting ransomware that looks to be of the cryptographic locker family. It employs the same method of encryption and has a very similar GUI (kills VSS,…read more

We analyze Cryptobot, aka Paycrypt

November 7, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

Recently during some research on encrypting ransomware we came across a new variant that brings some new features to the table. It will encrypt by utilizing the following javascript from being opened as an attachment…read more

Cryptographic Locker

September 5, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

It seems as though every few weeks we see a new encrypting ransomware variant. It’s not surprising either since the business model of ransoming files for money is tried and true. Whether it’s important work…read more

8 Tips to Stay Safe Online

August 6, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

Yesterday, the New York Times published an exclusive story on what many are stating to be the largest series of hacks ever, all revealed by Hold Security in their latest report.  With a…read more

Cryptolocker is not dead

July 17, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

Recently in the news the FBI filed a status report updating on the court-authorized measures to neutralize GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker. While the report states that “all or nearly all” of the active…read more

Spamvertised ‘June invoice” themed emails lead to malware

June 17, 2014By Dancho Danchev

Cybercriminals continue spamvertising tens of thousands of malicious emails on their way to socially engineer gullible end users, ultimately increasing their botnet’s infected population through the systematic and persistent rotation of popular brands….read more

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