Phishing, spear phishing and whaling

Fishy metaphors for some nasty behaviours. Today’s post is a quick look at targeted attacks where the crooks try and steal your information, money, or both. The number of phishing attempts is increasing rapidly and they’re becoming more sophisticated. Phishing Activity Trends Source: Recent high profile phishing attacks have made the news, including Seagate Technology ...

Ransom. Rinse. Repeat

24. March 2016 Security 0
Ransomware is becoming an unpleasant fact of life with new variants and techniques popping up weekly. That’s hardly surprising as it’s a hugely profitable enterprise for the crooks. Back in December 2013 during the early outbreak of Cryptolocker, Michele Spagnuolo, an Italian researcher tracked the amount of ransom paid to known bitcoin addresses (you can ...