Spyware/Malware

COVID-19 Malware – Complete Wipe

Ran into a new malware that destroys infected systems, either by wiping files or rewriting a computer’s master boot record (MBR). This is a bad one and everyone has to be careful with they are clicking a...

US Government Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

More than 20 municipalities in the US have been hit by ransomware attacks this year alone, the software has grown rapidly by an internet worm that spreads copies of itself by hacking into other computers on a n...

Law enforcement has dismantled the Andromeda malware family

This malware family refers to variants consisting of backdoors that are tied to the ANDROMEDA botnet. The botnet was first spotted in late 2011. Law enforcement has dismantled the Andromeda malware family, whic...

Are you promoting a safe Network?

On average, organizations take about 200 days to identify new ransomware threats. In combination with aging hardware, out of date software, poor network monitoring, and lack of professional IT assistance, this ...

Android Trojan rerouters you to Rogue DNS server

New Android Trojan virus reported by Kaspersky Lab, that goes by the name, Switcher. Switcher Trojan infects wifi routers through an infected Android, where an attacker can then reroute other users on the netwo...

Shopper Safety – Beware of Fake Apps and Wifi Hotspots

Now that holiday shopping is upon us, security researchers are handing out advice on how to protect yourself and your information from cyber hacking. More and more shoppers use their smartphones while they are ...

Windows 10 Vulnerability – Edge Browser users Safe

The vulnerability is called Strontium, found in Windows code. Google stumbled across the flaw, and wrote a blog post in late October stating the affects on Adobe’s Flash media player. Google’s polic...

Do this and not that – Mobile Malware

The three best practices to avoid mobile malware is to use an official app store, resist temptation to jailbreak your device, and keep updates current. Apple and Google app stores remain the most vigilant about...

Pegasus Spyware Detected – Upgrade to iOS 9.3.5 ASAP

Malware that spies on user phone calls and text messages, has been alleviated thanks to the latest iOS mobile operating system upgrade, and the wise proceedings of a human rights activist. Canadian cyber securi...

Cerber Ransomware – Business Model for Extortion

Cerber ransomware earned close to $200,000 in July alone, despite a payment rate of 0.3 percent (not even 1 percent!), due to its affiliate distribution model, according to Check Point Software technologies Ltd...