Tag Archives: malware

The 5 Stages of Data Loss


” @!#$&!!! It’s all gone!” is a common phrase we hear when clients call with a horror story of losing information from one or more of their systems. Over the years, we have a had a pretty good track record … Continue reading

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FMCN Webinar: How to identify and protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. May 9th, 2016 @ 2pm EST


For those who missed it last time, we are bringing back our latest webinar in November. With the rash of Crypto related ransomware attacks out there, we have decided to put on a few webinars to help educate users on … Continue reading

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Google Is Partially Dangerous—According to Google


People are always surprised when we tell them that even legitimate websites can be compromised and/or provide false links to malware, ransomware and crapware.   The current Google Transparency Report on the Safe Browsing status for Google.com doesn’t give the … Continue reading

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New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk | Ars Technica


If Crypto infections didn’t scare you before, now you can be absolutely paranoid! Now Crypto doesn’t just encrypt and lock out your files, it does the WHOLE hard drive.   Petya performs fake CHKDSK, and instead encrypts the master file … Continue reading

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AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky Antiviruses All Had a Common Bug – Slashdot


An anonymous reader writes: Basic ASLR was not implemented in 3 major antivirus makers, allowing attackers to use the antivirus itself towards attacking Windows PCs. The bug, in layman terms, is: the antivirus would select the same memory address space … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity experts warn of new ModPOS malware targeting retail payment terminals – Business – CBC News


U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. Source: Cybersecurity experts warn of new … Continue reading

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CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0


Backup is going to be more important then ever now because this new version encrypts the FILENAMES as well meaning it will be impossible to tell what the files are once they are attacked. Read the article below from our … Continue reading

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2015 was the worst in history for OSX malware


oh now here is a shock! A new report from Bit9 and Carbon Black details how 2015 was the worst year in history for OSX malware. In a 10 week study conducted by both organizations it was discovered that 2015 … Continue reading

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FMCN Webinar: How to protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. 9-November-15


For those who missed it last time, we are bringing back our latest webinar in November. With the rash of Crypto related ransomware attacks out there, we have decided to put on a few webinars together to help educate users … Continue reading

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Apple lists top 25 apps hit by malware


But I thought Apple products were “immune” to infections….. Apple Inc. said the WeChat messaging app and car-hailing app DiDi Taxi were among the 25 most popular apps found to be infected with malicious software. Source: Apple lists top 25 … Continue reading

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