Crime and Crypto: An Evolution in Cyber Threats

Reading Time: ~6 min.Cybercriminals are constantly experimenting with new ways to take money from their victims. Their tactics evolve quickly to maximize returns and minimize risk. The emergence of cryptocurrency has opened up new opportunities to do just that. To better understand today’s threat landscape, it’s worth exploring the origins of cryptocurrencies and the progress cybercriminals have made […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/08/02/crime-crypto-evolution-cyber-threats/

LockCrypt Ransomware decryption tool

LockCrypt has been around  since mid-2017  with a particular focus on business customers. Spreading by bruteforcing Remote Desktop Protocol credentials, this ransomware family has several sub-variants with the following specific extensions: .1btc     (decryptable and included in this version of the tool) .lock      (decryptable, not included in our tool) .2018    (decryptable, not included in our tool) […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/07/lockcrypt-ransomware-decryption-tool/

Cloud Security For The Healthcare Industry: A No-Brainer

The healthcare industry has become one of the likeliest to suffer cyber-attacks, and there’s little wonder why. Having the financial and personal information of scores of patients makes it a very appetizing target for attackers. Just over a year ago, the WannaCry ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the UK National Health Service (NHS), ultimately disrupting a […]

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Cyber News Rundown: Hackable Mercedes

Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. Mercedes Keyless Entry Leads to Car Theft It was discovered this week that criminals are using an […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/06/01/cyber-news-rundown-6-1-18

Cyber News Rundown: Chili’s PoS Breached

Reading Time: ~2 min.Chili’s Restaurant Reveals Payment Card Breach In the last week, officials have discovered a data breach that affects an unknown number of the chain’s 1,600 restaurants across the country. It is believed that the breach could affect customers who visited the restaurant between March and April of this year, and likely includes all payment information, […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/05/18/cyber-news-rundown-5-18-18/