Tag Archives: ransomware

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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Another level of malware – spear phishing


It is getting harder and harder to keep up with malware these days. By the time we attempt to write an article warning about a new campaign in the wild (like the new ransomware that encrypts entire hard drives), something … 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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Fake porn apps holding Android phones for ransom


Another round of Crypto hitting the mass market. Android users hoping to get a free look at naked ladies have been caught with their pants down after two fake porn apps have wreaked havoc with their phones. Source: Fake porn … Continue reading

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FMCN Webinar: How to protect against Crypto Crapware and other threats. 24-Sep-15


With the rash of Crypto related ransomware attacks out there, we have decided to put on a few webinars together to help educate users on how to identify, protect against, remove and recover from these critical infections especially the Crypto … Continue reading

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Mitigating the Risk of Resumes


We recently posted about ransomware and how a client of ours was hit with a version of CryptoWall that had come masked in an emailed zip file that was supposed to be a resume. Something very simple and something that … Continue reading

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Ransomware – how to avoid learning about honour among thieves


We recently had a client hit with CryptoWall 3.0. If you haven’t heard of it, or its earlier variation, Cryptolocker, then you should listen up. This is a new and quite nasty version of malware that can hit your system … Continue reading

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CryptoLocker, CryptoWall – the new evil ransomware from hell!


If you have heard of CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, Cryptodefense or any of those related ransomware infections, pray to the geek gods that you don’t get it. Ransomware is unsolicited software that hijacks your computer and holds your data hostage. Malware and … Continue reading

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