A week in security (Jan 30th – Feb 5th)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 30th of January to the 5th of February. This week, we look back at phishing, ransomware, nation state attacks and banking malware.

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2017 State of Malware Report

2016 was the year that reminded us how important prevention is, no matter what type of user you may be. Indeed ransomware dominated the threat landscape and was heavily distributed via phishing emails, compromised websites, or malicious ads. With such a threat that encrypts your valuable data, there is often times very little you can do…

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A look back at the Zyns iframer campaign

Behind compromised sites or malvertising, you will often find trails that can take you back years and see how infection chains evolved, or didn’t, over time.

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Locky Bart ransomware and backend server analysis

The developers of Locky Bart already had very successful ransomware campaigns running called “Locky” and “Locky v2”. After some users reported being infected with Locky Bart, we investigated it to find the differences as to gain greater knowledge and understanding of this new version.

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VirLocker’s comeback; including recovery instructions

Virlocker is back, the nightmare is still real. But we have found a way to at least recover your important files even if the affected machine can be considered a loss.

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