Buhtrap backdoor and ransomware distributed via major advertising platform

Criminal activities against accountants on the rise – Buhtrap and RTM still active. What better way to target accountants than to target them as they search the web, looking for documents pertinent to their job? This is just what has been happening for the past few months, where a group using two well-known backdoors — Buhtrap and RTM — … More Buhtrap backdoor and ransomware distributed via major advertising platform

Consumer Reports launches new privacy and data security standard

Consumer Reports has announced it is to launch the first phase of a collaborative effort to set up a new standard for digital security for consumers, in an attempt to boost consumer confidence in privacy and data security. The new initiative will aim to bring out the positive aspects of previous similar schemes, and will … More Consumer Reports launches new privacy and data security standard

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday, October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Because the attacks targeted the Domain Name System (DNS) that makes sure information requests on the internet are delivered to the right address, a lot of normal activities such as online shopping, … More 10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks