Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware

Friday, February 24th, 2017

We’ve seen social engineering attacks manipulate users time and time again. From phishing emails, to baiting attempts – this breed of cyberthreat has continued to manipulate users for years. And now a new scam has emerged that utilizes a fake update on Google Chrome to trick users into downloading and ...

Remove ransomware infections from your PC using these free tools

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Ransomware, a variety of malware which encrypts user files and demands payment in return for a key, has become a major threat to businesses and the average user alike. Coming in a variety of forms, ransomware most often compromises PCs through phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails. Once a PC is infected, ...

10 easy ways to prevent malware infection

Friday, August 26th, 2016

We told you how to tell if you’re infected with malware. We told you how to clean up the infection if you get it. How about how to stop the infection from happening in the first place? Yes, it’s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from ...

PETYA Crypto-ransomware Overwrites MBR to Lock Users Out of Their Computers

Friday, March 25th, 2016

As if encrypting files and holding them hostage is not enough, cybercriminals who create and spread crypto-ransomware are now resorting to causing blue screen of death (BSoD) and putting their ransom notes at system startup—as in, even before the operating system loads. Imagine turning on your computer and instead of ...

Angler Exploit Learns New Tricks, Finds Home On Popular Website

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Researchers report Angler Exploit Kit attacks have become more brazen and are now targeting top websites with new tricks that can evade browser-based antimalware protection. Karl Sigler, a SpiderLabs researcher at Trustwave, told Threatpost his lab found the Angler Exploit Kit on a popular website for the second time in ...