Bad Rabbit Season Ransomware

It’s Bad Rabbit Season: How to Prevent & Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

Like rabbits, ransomware seems to multiply at a prodigious rate.  The newest strain causing widespread damage dubbed Bad Rabbit, due to the TOR hidden service it directs victims to visit, appears to be based on the Petya ransomware and its’ variants, according to Cisco Talos. The campaign seems to have largely targeted Russia and Eastern Europe.

devil's ivy

Devil’s Ivy Targets IoT Open Source Code Library

By Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo This week, a new security vulnerability subject to remote attack, known as Devil’s Ivy, is targeting the C++ library used by thousands of different IoT device vendors. The most popular devices being compromised are IoT video cameras; however, the associated risk is not limited to video…

InfoSecurity Magazine Jeff Finn on IoT Device Discovery

*****The following article, by Jeff Finn, appears as an online article in the Opinion section on InfoSecurity Magazine Home’s web site and was originally published on July 13, 2017. In InfoSecurity Magazine: How IoT Device Discovery and Activity Detection Can Work by Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo Even as IoT device volume races towards 200 billion by 2020, the…

The Rise of IoT Botnet Attacks & How To Mitigate Them

Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo discusses the Rise of IoT botnet attacks and how to mitigate the threat they pose. Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo contributes an article in On Internet of Business – Informing IoT and the Connected World *****The following article appears within Internet of Business – Informing IoT…


IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem

IoT, Botnets and DDOS: Avoid Becoming Part of the Problem Recently, hackers successfully unleashed an absolutely massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that swiftly knocked some popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify, Amazon and even GitHub. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but the latest attack was unique. Primarily because of its scale,…

How a Twitter Hack Crippled the Stock Market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently dropped by about 145 points and the S&P 500 index lost $136.5 billion dollars in value after a tweet from the Associated Press claimed that an explosion had taken place in the White House and that President Obama was injured. The tweet turned out to be false and stemmed from a hacked Associated Press Twitter account. The precedent has been set for us to take a long, hard and uncomfortable look at the challenges we face when relying on automated trading systems that gauge and react to public sentiment and that end with drastic results.