The Internet of Toys

March 9, 2017By Tyler Moffitt

The convenience of having some kind of internet connection on more and more of the devices we use each day is undeniable. However, without proper security vetting, this convenience may come at a…read more

Satan: A new ransomware-as-a-service

January 19, 2017By Tyler Moffitt

Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) has been growing steadily since it made its debut in 2015 with Tox. With the new Satan service, it’s easier than ever. The idea is to use this…read more

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