First Node.js-based Ransomware : Nodera

Credit to Author: Ravi Gidwani| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:12:25 +0000

Recently while threat hunting, Quick Heal Security Labs came across an unusual Node.js framework based Nodera ransomware. The use of Node.js framework is not seen commonly across malware families. Latest development by threat actors reveal a nasty and one-of-its-kind ransomware being created; one that uses Node.js framework, which enables it to infect Windows…

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Web-based cryptominers are malware

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:50:40 +0000

Cryptominers running in a browser without an organization’s consent are parasitic and should be considered malware<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=44653&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/LspUwUi25_k” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:19 +0000

The digital world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all – unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. From the oldest tricks in the book to all new types of scams, it seems everyone is turning their attention to Bitcoin. What are the threats, and what can you do about it to stay safe?

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Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money…if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from.

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