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.