Ransomware: a Modern Threat to Public Safety

March 28, 2017By Mike Rush

Ransomware authors are pivoting their attacks from individuals to government entities and health care institutions, causing a threat to public safety. Traditionally, crypto ransomware targeted individuals and encrypted their personal data and files…read more

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 11/18/16

November 18, 2016By Connor Madsen

Alarming Number of Sites Still Using SHA-1 Certificates The January deadline for switching over to SHA-2 rapidly approaching. For the vendors that are still lagging behind, they will begin to see browser warnings…read more

Threat Recap: Week of October 3rd

October 7, 2016By Connor Madsen

  Alright, everyone, this week has been a whopper. I didn’t foresee Facebook Messenger adopting full user encryption, but it’s definitely time. And Apple’s move to auto-updating macOS? We can only wait and…read more

Threat Recap: Week of September 19th

September 23, 2016By Connor Madsen

  It’s that time of week again. Our Threat Recap is bringing you the top news in cybersecurity from new OS releases to remote access of popular cars. Here are five of the…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

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