Yesterday the FBI along with the Department of Homeland Security(DoH)/Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning. The summary states: Mamba ransomware has been deployed against local governments,public transportation agencies, legal services, technology services,industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and construction businesses.Mamba ransomware weaponizes DiskCryptor—an open source fulldisk encryption software— to restrict victim access by encrypting anentire […]
Guest post By Scott Augenbaum (Retired FBI) The Secret to Cybersecurity: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime By Scott Augenbaum Before You Open Your Next E-mail……Read This! During my 30-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I led investigations dealing with Cybercrime. There was one thing that seemed […]
The FBI released a TLP:WHITE Flash alerting of an increased awareness of PYSA ransomware attacks on educational institutions in the US and the UK. In the report, they show examples of the characteristics of the compromise and domains associated. Furthermore, the FBI urges victims to not pay the ransomware demands as the money will only […]
Beware The Phone Scam We’ve talked extensively about phishing scams on this blog. Hopefully you remember that phishing is an attempt by a cyber criminal to get you to click on a link that will help them steal your information or hack your machine. But what we haven’t discussed is the new trend of vishing. […]
Established Malware Makes Resurgence Taidoor, a malware family previously associated with Chinese state-sponsored hackers, has gotten a face lift. The malware itself has been used since 2008, but this week the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA), the Department of Defense’s Cyber Command (CyberCom), and the Federal Bureau of Investigations […]
A New Trend As Americans Move To Work From Home The FBI has issued a new warning regarding the use of the popular virtual meeting platform Zoom. As Zoom use continues to increase with extended work from home schedules, some users have reported pornographic, violent, and threatening images and messages interrupting their meetings. For now, […]
FBI Report Confirms Cybercrime Losses Reach $2.7 Billion The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2018 Internet Crime Report showing cybercrime was behind $2.7 billion in total losses during 2018. Of that, $1.2 billion were a result of wire transfers resulting from compromised email accounts, both at a business and individual basis. According […]
FBI Hooks a Major Phish This week, the FBI had a big win when it comes to making a dent in cyber crime. After investigating a crime ring, the FBI, Secret Service, Postal Inspection Services, Homeland Security Investigations, and Treasury Department arrested 74 alleged cyber criminals for taking part in a business email scam. A majority […]
Cyber Criminals Stoop to New Low – Threatening Student Safety The FBI and Department of Education have issued a warning to educational institutions regarding the cyber threat, ransomware. Ransomware is a malicious software that infects systems and locks important files. After locking these files, the hackers demand a payment to unlock them. In some instances, […]
IRS Releases a Ransomware Warning to All Taxpayers The IRS has issued a new ransomware warning to all taxpayers. Cyber criminals have begun sending out malicious email campaigns with a “message” from the IRS and FBI. According to the email, tax payers must download a questionnaire regarding changes to the laws regarding tax compliance. However, […]
FBI Wants Companies to Drop Kaspersky Labs Like a Bad Habit FBI officials are encouraging private sector companies to cease the use of Kaspersky Labs products immediately. Kaspersky Labs, a Russian-based security solution provider, has been under scrutiny recently due to concerns regarding alleged ties between the company and the Russian government. As a computer […]
Score one for the good guys this week as the The FBI and US Department of Justice unleash a powerful and quick take down of the “Coreflood” botnet.
Coreflood was a massive international network of more than two million infected computers; computers that were used to empty bank accounts, score sensitive corporate data and steal untold financial data. This is a huge victory as this particular botnet has been in operation for 10 years.