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Ransomware encrypts a users data in order to extort a ransom in return for the encryption key.

Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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Mobile Devices Latest Target for Spam and Malware

The proportion of spam emails decreased in 2015 to 55.28 percent of all email traffic, a fall of 11.48 percent on the previous year, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin. But mobile devices are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. The cybersecurity company’s latest bulletin said that in 2015 cybercriminals continued to send out […]

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APWG eCrime Research Syncup Barcelona

I’ve been a member of the APWG for several years, but for a variety of reasons I’ve never been able to attend any of their events. The APWG was originally the “anti-phishing working group”, but its role and remit has changed over the years, as have the cybercrime threats that we all have to deal […]

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Talking Malware At RIPE 63

Image via Wikipedia RIPE 63 is being held this week in Vienna, Austria and I’ll be heading out to the meeting tomorrow (assuming Air France’s industrial actions don’t affect me!) One of the areas that I’m particularly interested in is network abuse and as such I’ll be presenting on Tuesday afternoon as part of the […]

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Stopping Badware

I’ve always been a strong believer that good behaviour and a clean internet would lead to a better experience for everyone. There is a lot of nasty stuff out there and we’ve always tried to do what we can to stop it from affecting our clients. Unfortunately “network abuse” is not “sexy” or exciting and […]

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