Malvertising: The Sneakiest Way to Attack Even the Most Careful Browser

First of all, malvertising should not be confused with spam, cookies, or web beacons. Malvertising is far more sophisticated and, potentially, far more deadly. It has a somewhat convoluted attack strategy which makes it difficult to detect. Nonetheless, it is a mode of attack that is rapidly on the rise and one that you are … Continue reading Malvertising: The Sneakiest Way to Attack Even the Most Careful Browser

Why is The Department of Veteran’s Affairs Experiencing a Massive Cyber Attack?

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs suffered over a billion cyber attacks in March. To put this in some perspective, this amounts to around 500 attacks a second. Let me say that again so it sinks in. The VA is being attacked at the rate of 500 attacks a second and, the bad news is that … Continue reading Why is The Department of Veteran’s Affairs Experiencing a Massive Cyber Attack?

The Zero-Day Exploit Scam

Nothing strikes more fear into the IT department of a company or government agency  than the dreaded zero-day exploit. This is simply a cyber attack that uses a previously undiscovered vulnerability in software to penetrate a network. If well-designed, the exploit can remain undetected for a much longer time than known exploits, and this makes them valuable … Continue reading The Zero-Day Exploit Scam

Crimeware: Readily Available Software That Can Make Anyone a Hacker

“Start Hacking Skype Now!! What are you waiting for to get started with Skype hacking? You’re one step away from hacking any Skype password of your choice, completely free of charge! Just click on the download button below to get your hands on a free copy of Skype Account Hacker!” So reads the advertisement for a piece … Continue reading Crimeware: Readily Available Software That Can Make Anyone a Hacker