NotPetya Ransomware Disrupts Merck Vaccine Production

Merck, a global leader in drug and vaccine production, may be unable to produce hepatitis B vaccines until 2018 because of worldwide production disruptions resulting from the NotPetya ransomware attacks in June. In late June 2017, Merck, one of the “big four” of the world’s Continue Reading

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted

Petya Group Bitcoins on the Move, New Message Posted The hacking group behind Petya/NotPetya/ExPetr withdrew all bitcoins from the bitcoin wallet associated with the ransomware on Tuesday, July 4th, moving the money to a new bitcoin wallet. The already confusing story of the Petya attacks gets Continue Reading

Global Weekly Executive Summary June 2, 2017

WannaCry Attribution Security researchers around the world have identified clues linking the global WannaCry cyberattacks to Lazarus Group, a prolific hacking group with suspected ties to North Korea, but is the WannaCry ransomware the work of a nation-state or does it just feel that way? Continue Reading

1.5 million WordPress Sites Defaced

A security flaw has led to the defacement of more than 1.5 million WordPress sites within the last ten days. WordPress update 4.7.2, released on January 26, quietly included a security fix for a vulnerability that allowed attackers to bypass authentication and alter content on Continue Reading

Banking Trojan BlackMoon Steals Credentials From Over 100,000 South Koreans

Source:, BlackMoon is a banking trojan that has already infected 110,130 victims worldwide and 108,850 in South Korea.  According to Fortinet, between May 10, 2016 and July 19, 2016 the criminals were able to gain an additional 62,659 new victims(61,255 of them being from Continue Reading

ISIS Hackers Pose a Growing Threat

Source: Extra Readings: Hackers sympathetic to ISIS pose a growing risk to the global community. They are using public lists found on the internet and publicizing them as kill lists. This very situation happened with Minnesota law enforcement, where their names, addresses, and phone numbers were Continue Reading

DDoS Attacks – Calculate the Cost and Probability

Source: DDoS mitigation market has seen a growth in revenue. $449.5 million account for earned revenues in 2014 and is estimated to double by 2019. Here’s a useful tool to calculate the downtime of a DDoS attack based on your company size, industry, type of Continue Reading

BitDefender Security Researchers Release Ransomware “Vaccine”

Source: Posted: March 31, 2016 Security researchers at BitDefender have released an update to their anti-ransomware utility that handled CryptoWall infections. Their anti-ransomware module has been placed in BitDefender 2016. Now the new ransomware utility handles all current and possibly future versions of Locky, TeslaCrypt, Continue Reading

TenCent’s QQ Browser Exposes Millions To Security and Privacy Issues

Source: Posted March 29, 2016 Researchers at the Citizen Lab in the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs have found several problems related to the use of Chinese Company TenCent’s QQ Mobile Browser. The QQ mobile browser is available on both Android and Continue Reading