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 […]