Skull

Why ransomware? Let’s ask the bad guys

I am involved with ransomware because it is ‘fast, easy, and safe”. This was the feedback we got when we asked the bad guys about the motivations for being involved with this …

consumer

What’s the use of a privacy policy?

In 2012 it was reported that “16% of Internet users claim to always read privacy policies of the sites and online services with which they share their private …

question

Motivation roulette: Is pseudo-ransomware a term?

It used to be so simple. Attack campaigns were relatively simple to determine, for example when we detailed the recent Shamoon campaign it was clear that this was intended to …

chess

Data breaches: Playing by a new set of rules?

Tell me, what’s your response when you hear that a company that was breached are now losing customers? I suppose it’s at this point the word reasonable makes an appearance. …

mobile device

500,000+ devices have dangerous apps installed

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, connected cars, the future of smart homes and, of course, the newest handsets are top of the agenda. Intel Security’s latest findings show …

Eyes

The anti social network

Let’s be honest. Our online world is judged on how others view us, or as the psychologist Caldini would put it social validation. Want to buy a product? Well how many people …

danger

Analysis of new Shamoon infections

All of the initial analysis pointed to Shamoon emerging in the Middle East. This however was not the end of the story since the campaign continues to target organizations in …