In addition to encrypting files, a new strain of ransomware, FireCrypt, also attempts to carry out a weak DDoS attack.
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Kaspersky Lab’s Costin Raiu talks about the benefits of taking the YARA training class available at SAS 2017.
Threatpost writers recap 2016’s biggest news stories, including the proliferation of IoT botnets, ransomware, the FBI vs. Apple story, and more.
Ransomware, insecure connected devices, bug bounties and governments buying bugs: All four ceased to be novelties in 2016; they’re all new normals for cybersecurity.
A new Android Trojan, Switcher, uses victims’ devices to infect WiFi routers and funnel users of the network to malicious sites.
Researchers have neutralized the threat of the latest strain of CryptXXX v.3 ransomware, releasing a decryption tool for unlocking files.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including Yahoo’s latest breach announcement, a DDoS-for-hire crackdown, hackers seeking help with Mirai, and some new Adobe patches.
An exploit kit called DNSChanger is attacking routers, not browsers, through a malvertising campaign.
Activity on a number of Dark Web hacker forums indicates that while people are downloading the Mirai malware source code, they need help setting it up.
Hackers are mining Zcash cryptocurrency surreptitiously on PCs infected with cleverly named programs such as system.exe, taskmngr.exe and svchost.exe.