The latest global cyberattack – Wannacry Ransomware.

WannaCry

On May 12th 2017, a ransomware of WannaCry or Wcry started spreading like wildfire starting from NHS system in UK. It spread to dozens of hospitals from where it spread to 6 continents affecting more than 100,000 machines! It caused chaos at hospitals, schools and universities, manufacturing shutdowns, and overtime for cybersecurity professionals.  Reports have confirmed malicious […]

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Received a new job offer? Beware- Genuine or Fake?

Fake Job Offers

Scammers are on the rise with more and more fictitious job offers appearing on job boards. More job seekers are being conned into traps to part with some amount of money or are becoming victims of identity theft. However, there are certain trends which can help user identify an email if it is fake job […]

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Matrix Ransomware: Spreading to PCs through Malicious Shortcuts

Matrix Ransomware

The latest addition to the growing threat of ransomware is the Matrix Ransomware. Though the ransomware has been active for quite some time now but it has recently seen a surge in attacks. Like all other ransomware, Matrix Ransomware holds computer data encrypted for ransom. The encryption is usually strong and no formal way is […]

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What is Penetration Testing? And Why is it important for your organization?

penetration testing

Penetration testing or commonly known as pen testing is another important way of testing your company’s preparedness for a cyber-attack. Lately, preparing for prevention against cyber-attacks has become an essential part of a board room agendas. More companies are looking at IT security as a vital aspect of company policy and spending massively to protect […]

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Dangers of Crypto-Ransomware and ways companies can avoid it!

crypto-ransomware

Money makes ransomware the lucrative cyber theft option. Crypto-Ransomware is a type of ransomware that encrypts files on a user’s machine making it unreadable for machine or the user. A decryption key is needed to unscramble the files thus making them legible again. Dangers of Crypto-Ransomware Crypto ransomwares are truly nasty. Once you are infected, […]

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How are Locky and Cerber Ransomware Skilled at hiding themselves?

locky and cerber ransomware

2 of the 3 major ransomware families responsible for 90% of ransomware attacks are Locky and Cerber Ransomware families. They are acutely notorious in hiding in plain sight. The camouflage helps the ransomware to hide inside the system and attack when unexpected. Once they encrypt the files there is no other way except to pay […]

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Staying ahead of the Cyber Security curve

Staying ahead of the Cyber Security curve

IoT devices are set to revolutionize our lives. Companies are using IoT devices more than ever with automation and more AI to improve work efficiencies. How can a company ascertain if they are an easy target for cyber criminals? Are they adequately protected from cyber-attacks? is a moot question C-level executives deal with every day. […]

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PetrWrap: Cybercriminals stealing code from one another

petrwrap

The latest version of Petya based ransomware is PetrWrap. Petya ransomware has been distributed as ransomware-as-a-service wherein the creator of the ransomware shares the malware code as a product and shares the profits (ransom) after any attacker uses the Petya malware and succeeds.  Cyber criminals have found a way to use the code without sharing […]

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