Category: <span>Antivirus</span>

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]

Victims Receiving Cold-calls from Ransomware Hackers Recently, ransomware gangs have deployed another technique for harassing and adding additional pressure to get their victims to pay – by calling them on the phone. Once the hackers notice that the victim is trying to restore their system from backups, or add an antivirus software to their network, […]

A study puts the Play Store at the top of the list for malware distribution A recent academic study undertaken by NortonLifeLock has identified the Google Play Store as the primary source of malware installations on Android devices. The study researchers analyzed the origin of the app installations on more than 12 million Android devices […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

A widely used malware was mistakenly approved by Apple notarization Even though Apple has some of the strictest rules for app developers that wish to have their apps appear on the Apple App Store, a bad apple successfully made its way past the ‘notarization’ scan in order to be downloaded and run on Macs. Patrick […]

Windows 7 end-of-life prompts FBI warning The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about the dangers of using Windows 7 now that the operating system has reached its official end-of-life. In the statement the FBI released, they stated, “The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end […]

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]

Honda’s global operations stalled due to attack A cyberattack brought against Honda this week resulted in the company’s global operations being brought to a standstill. The company stated to the BBC that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. At that time, Honda was working to minimize the impact of the […]

To help curb the coronavirus outbreak, Razer is helping produce surgical masks With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading quickly, there have been a number of companies and individuals stepping up to help supply hospitals and other front-line virus fighters with scarce supplies. Gaming peripheral company Razer is joining the fight against the virus and has […]

Working from home helps lessen the spread of the Coronavirus, but creates openings for hackers With the Coronavirus pandemic spreading quickly, there’s been a mass movement of employees working remotely in an effort to limit exposure and slow down the virus’ transmission rate. While this is an excellent move to make in regards to the […]