Category Archives: MALWARE

PowerWare – A malware built on lies

A couple of weeks ago the folks at Carbon Black discovered a new Ransomware strain that they dubbed “PowerWare”. What makes PowerWare interesting is its ability to encrypt files using the Windows PowerShell scripting language.  Unlike other Ransomware, Powerware doesn’t need to install a binary on the infected machine. When…

Mighty TeslaCrypt

March 30, 2016     No Comments on Mighty TeslaCrypt     ,      admin

Ransomware is not a new concept. Some early examples such as GpCode spread as early as 2006, but the recent surge of new highly advanced Ransomware is like nothing the world has ever seen. Most of what we see today can be traced back to CryptoLocker and CryptoWall.  These two…

Cerber Ransomware

March 21, 2016     No Comments on Cerber Ransomware     ,      admin

“Cerber” is widely believed to have been developed by Russian coders and is the latest in a rash of ransomware spotted by SlashNext Labs.   It is distributed through Russian Hacking forums and is marketed by its developers as Ransomware-as-a-Service or RaaS, allowing them to earn a small commission on each…

The Rise of Ransomware

March 10, 2016     2 Comments on The Rise of Ransomware     ,      admin

Hackers have found a new drug: ransomware. Ransomware encrypts data and then holds your files hostage until a ransom is paid.  Like all addictive drugs ransomware provides hackers with instant gratification, and it is also bringing them hefty profits. One of the great advantages of cloud computing is the ability…

Anthem Breach

January 16, 2015     No Comments on Anthem Breach     ,      admin

The Anthem breach  was one of 2014’s most significant data breaches.  Attackers are believed to have ex filtrated the records of millions of Anthem customers. It is widely believed that the attackers started penetrating the Anthem network around Jan 2015, but our research indicates otherwise. We believe that the attack on…