Rakhni variant infects with ransomware or a cryptocurrency miner, depending on target system’s configuration

Rakhni variant infects with ransomware or a cryptocurrency miner, depending on target system’s configuration

An intelligent variant of the Rakhni ransomware family has been discovered by security researchers. The new malware will check your system and determine if it will be a good candidate for ransomware or a cryptocurrency miner infection, and it’s testament to the...
Ransomware and law firms

Ransomware and law firms

Law firms can be veritable treasure vaults for hackers, and thus are prime targets for ransomware attacks.   Hackers are wily opportunists always searching for potential victims with valuable data. That data can be held for ransom or stolen outright, to be used for...
Scammers like iTunes gift cards, too

Scammers like iTunes gift cards, too

You might think an IRS agent or tech support provider requiring you to pay for “past offences” or “malware removal” with iTunes gift cards would be utterly preposterous and obviously a scam.   However, according to a recent public service announcement posted by...