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 reported about a large scale malvertising campaign …

When Malware Gets Up In Your Cloud

Many people utilizing cloud computing, whether for storage or for actual computing,  believe that they are immune for viruses.  However, that is not the case.  An interesting story from  Krebsonsecurity.com reported that a company had all its files on the cloud server infected by ransomware. The problem started when an …

How to remove CryptoLocker Ransomware

CryptoLocker is a file-encrypting ransomware, which will encrypt the personal documents found on victim’s computer using RSA-2048 key (AES CBC 256-bit encryption algorithm). CryptoLocker then displays a message which offers to decrypt the data if a payment of 2.2330749 BTC (bitcoins; around 499 USD) is made within 96 hours, otherwise …