Source Code for Mirai IoT Malware Released

October 10, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

  Recently, source code for the Internet of Things (IoT) botnet malware, Mirai, was released on hack forums. This type of malware was used last month in an historic distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against…read more

Fantom ransomware impersonates Windows update

August 29, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

  Windows 10 has been notorious about automatically installing updates on users’ machines and now there is a ransomware that aims to capitalize on it. The new ransomware, Fantom, is based on the EDA2…read more

Ransomware for Thermostats

August 8, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

  We all know that Internet of Things (IoT) is the future and that everything from your refrigerator to your toaster may eventually connect to the internet. With that being the case, it’s important…read more

Chimera Keys Leaked From Rival Ransomware Author

July 29, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

  Encrypting ransomware is so popular now that competitors will sabotage one another to get the upper hand. This is refreshing for victims, however, as they reap the benefit of these potential clashes between…read more

Cerber Ransomware: The Facts

July 22, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

Cerber is yet another newer ransomware that has been gaining some traction over the past couple months, so we’re providing a breakdown of this new variant. First, here is how it looks: Unlike some other…read more

CryptoMix Ransomware: What You Should Know

July 22, 2016By Tyler Moffitt

CrytpoMix has been gaining some traction over the past few months, so it’s a good idea that we provide a rundown of this variant in the ransomware family. This is ‘barebones ransomware’, so victims aren’t presented…read more

Russians are not immune to Encrypting Ransomware

December 22, 2015By Tyler Moffitt

CryptoWall 4.0 users have found that Russian users are spared any encryption when the malware is deployed on their system. That’s because it checks for what keyboard is being used and if Russian…read more