Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

The cyber attack affects 14 inboxes belonging to the Department of Justice was confirmed by ESET researchers.  ESET’s team of malware researchers in Montreal, in collaboration with journalist Hugo Joncas, helped shed light on a cyber attack that affected the Quebec Department of Justice.  Indeed, on August 11 and 12, the Department of Justice suffered a cyber attack in which malicious actors used malicious software to infect 14 inboxes under the Department‘s … More Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?

While wanting to return a found USB flash drive is commendable, you should avoid taking unnecessary risks, lest your device get infested and your data compromised. External data storage devices have been around almost as long as computers have existed. Magnetic tape and floppy disks, which were once the dominant media, are now mostly fond … More Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?

Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore

Throughout the 1990’s we saw vastly increased engineering being applied to sports, mostly in the development of shoes, clothing and equipment – everything from ice skates to bikes and even golf balls. But among all the bling of bubbles and pumps in shoes and aerodynamic helmets and balls, another transformation was taking place, the democratization … More Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore