Malvertising: how ads can become more than just annoying

Malvertising, a portmanteau of malicious advertising, is an interesting technique to spread malware which leverages the omnipresence of online ads in today’s internet landscape. It’s basically malicious adverts which will try to infect unsuspecting users when the ads are loaded or clicked upon. Fox-IT┬áreported about a large scale malvertising campaign …

Petya Ransomware: a new approach to messing up your files

A new kind of ransomware has been noticed recently. It’s called Petya (according to Wikipedia this is a Bulgarian female given name or a Russian diminutive for the male given name Piotr). The Petya ransomware takes a whole new approach to messing up your computer. Unfortunately this new crypto takes …