****Update: 12/29/2017 9 A.M.**** Necurs botnet operators continue to show unpredictability. Following the afternoon blog update yesterday they turned up the volume.  It ended up being our highest volume day of the year originating from the massive botnet.  We blocked 49,784,485 million ransomware messages destined to customers.                   […]

The Hancitor (aka Chanitor & TorDal) malicious downloader has been picking up steam. Creators actively refine code to a sophisticated downloader increasingly able to avoid detection. This requires a user to run an infected Word document containing malicious VB macros. Upon doing so, Hancitor pulls DELoader (Terdot) – a financial information stealing malware.  These malicious […]

So What Happened? Friday, October 21st, 2016 began with many across the U.S. being unable to access a large number of popular web sites including Twitter, PayPal, CNN, Reddit, Netflix, Github, Iheart Radio, Pinterest, Spotify, Wired, and Yelp. This outage was caused by a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that targeted the authoritative name […]