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Fake Opera Browser Update Distributes Ransomware

Following a breach on Opera’s network and using one of its older code-signing certificate to digitally sign a nasty Trojan downloader part of the Zbot family and package it as an update for the Opera browser. An estimated 300 million users may have been infected.

Safeguarding your online accounts against hackers

It is very likely that you or someone you know has had one or multiple of their online accounts hacked into. It happens to everybody: individuals, small and big companies alike, can have disastrous consequences and makes you feel extremely vulnerable. In this post we will talk about some tips to give cyber-criminals a hard(er) […]

Too Tough to Crack?

During the course of your life, there are many times when you have to prove who you are.  Whether it’s applying for a loan, getting your driver’s license, or signing into your email account, a process has to occur to “authenticate” your identity.  Otherwise, anybody could be you.

Who is ‘Whois’ ?

On March 20th, reports were circulating that a cyberattack had been conducted against broadcast networks and banks in South Korea.  In typical reaction, it was suspected that North Korea may have been to blame, although no evidence has surfaced supporting this idea.  However, it’s recently been reported that at least one of the bank attacks […]

We often hear about botnets (networks of infected computers) being used to send out spam, perform Distributed Denial of Service attacks or other nefarious activities by the bad guys. Well, an unidentified researcher thought there was much more that could be done with a botnet and took on an unprecedented mission to map out the […]

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