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A recently discovered wave of malware attacks has been spotted using a variety of tactics to enslave susceptible machines with easy-to-guess administrative credentials to co-opt them into a network with the goal of illegally mining cryptocurrency. “The malware’s primary tactic is to spread by taking advantage of vulnerable systems and weak administrative credentials. Once they’ve […]

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Ransomware is devastating. When critical files are infected and encrypted, a company may be forced to shut down – perhaps permanently. But ransomware can attack anyone – including decent, law-abiding citizens like you. An infection can be devastating, with precious memories and photographs along with important digital paperwork potentially lost forever. Unfortunately, ransomware is rapidly […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) themed malware attacks are now common. The subject matter automatically contains at least two of the primary social engineering triggers, fear and urgency, making it an obvious lure for use by criminals. Even a long-standing China-based APT has begun to use the threat in a new spear-phishing campaign. Researchers from Check Point Research […]

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