Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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Android devices caught in Matryosh botnet

The Matryosh botnet goes after Android devices that have ADB enabled and uses them in orchestrated DDoS attacks.

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RDP abused for DDoS attacks

RDP is being abused to amplify DDoS attacks. Don’t let your RDP ports become part of the problem.

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Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions.

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Europol: Ransomware remains top threat in IOCTA report

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, just released its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. We highlight their key findings and remind readers how to better protect themselves.

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4 lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

The Department of Energy was subject to a DDoS attack that caused major disruptions in their operations. Is the smart grid ready for such an attack? Here are the lessons we can take away from the event.

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Electrum Bitcoin wallets under siege

Threat actors are relentlessly phishing and attacking Electrum Bitcoin wallet users, racking up millions of dollars.

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The 25th anniversary of the webcam: What did it bring us?

This month the webcam has been around for 25 years. How has it developed and which are the concerns surrounding webcams and CCTVs?

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Explained: regular expression (regex)

What is regular expression (regex) and what makes it vulnerable to attack? Learn how to use regex safely and avoid ReDoS attacks in the process.

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Trojans: What’s the real deal?

We take a fresh look at Trojans: the history of the term, the most popular threats over the years, the different types of Trojans, and their relationship with social engineering.

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