New Mac ransomware discovered for the first time in four years

New Mac ransomware discovered for the first time in four years

Researchers have discovered a new Mac ransomware circulating on a Russian torrenting forum, disguised as a Little Snitch installer. Popular among torrenters, Little Snitch is a legitimate Mac application that allows users to monitor and filter network traffic –...
This ransomware poses as a Covid-19 tracing app

This ransomware poses as a Covid-19 tracing app

Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new ransomware called CryCryptor which has been posing has an official Canadian Covid-19 tracing app. The ransomware emerged only a few days after the Canadian government announced its intention to back the development of...
DHS warns of ransomware activity targeting remote access software

DHS warns of ransomware activity targeting remote access software

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning to businesses concerning a rise in ransomware activity targeting businesses that rely on remote access solutions, like remote desktop software.  This warning follows a report by New Zealand’s Computer...
Ransomware in 2020: what, why, and whether to pay?

Ransomware in 2020: what, why, and whether to pay?

The cyber security landscape is continually evolving and cyber attacks increasing in sophistication. Nevertheless, tried and tested threats are never too far from threat actor’s toolkits. About the author Adenike Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for...