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Behind the Scenes with Ransomware

March 2, 2017By Jesse Lopez

Locky (.osiris) O Locky, Locky! Wherefore art thou, Locky? Alas, could Locky be no more? At the beginning of 2017, data from the field suggested potential Locky infections had decreased dramatically, so we…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

DDoS attack on Dyn cripples the internet

October 21, 2016By Marcus Moreno

  A portion of the internet went down after suffering a crippling blow from a series of global attacks on a cloud-based Internet Performance Management (IPM) company, called Dyn. Major websites including Twitter, Reddit,…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

Protecting Against Emerging Ransomware

September 21, 2016By LeVar Battle

  While ransomware has become a buzzword for some, cyber criminals have made it a lucrative business and one which they are constantly evolving. Each day, the Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Platform monitors,…read more

Threat Recap: Week of September 12th

September 16, 2016By Connor Madsen

  There’s a lot that happens in the cybersecurity world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting…read more

Threat Recap: Week of September 5th

September 9, 2016By Connor Madsen

  There’s a lot that happens in the cybersecurity world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting…read more