Archive for the Ransomware Category






It’s Bad Rabbit Season

It’s Bad Rabbit Season

It’s Bad Rabbit Season “Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!” – Tim the Enchanter 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 […]

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Looking forward to the DEF CON 25 Hacking Conference

Looking forward to the DEF CON 25 Hacking Conference

Two large annual security conferences are taking place in Las Vegas this week and I will be attending the second one.

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How to Use “Let’s Encrypt” to Protect Your IT Organization

How to Use “Let’s Encrypt” to Protect Your IT Organization

Security TechTrends | zvelo Series by Eric Watkins, Senior Malicious Detection Researcher at zvelo In today’s world of malware and ransomware created to steal credentials and lock end users out of their machines, it’s important that we safeguard our credentials and data-at-rest (stored on our machines) and in transit (passing over the network). One of the best ways to secure data-in-transit is by ensuring that the services we use are configured to enable the strongest […]

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