Spear-Fishing Diver

What is Spear Phishing?

We’ve all heard about phishing emails and scams. This is where a hacker requests general information from you using generic terms that apply to a large amount of people, looking for a couple people to fall for the scam and give the hacker personal information. This information is then used to hack other online accounts,… Continue Reading What is Spear Phishing?

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Ransomware Successfully Targets Mac Computers

Apple Computers, known for not being as susceptible to viruses as PCs, have been successfully targeted by Ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer like a virus, and then encrypts and locks user files, asking the user to pay a ransom to return their files to normal. The program in question, dubbed keRanger,… Continue Reading Ransomware Successfully Targets Mac Computers

What You Need to Know about CryptoWall 4.0

It has a new name. help_your_files ransomware. Threat watchers discovered the resurgence of CryptoWall after receiving and examining multiple complaints from concerned users who hadn’t heard of the strain of ransomware. It literally snuck up on them. The attack vector is still email. CryptoWall 3.0 relied heavily on naive end users opening unfamiliar attachments in… Continue Reading What You Need to Know about CryptoWall 4.0