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New Ransomware Hides in a Virtual Machine

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, June 5, 2020

Hiding in a VirtualBox VM, the new Ragnar Locker ransomware is currently undetectable… An article review. Ransomware and other malicious programs often utilize techniques to evade detection by security software, but a newly discovered piece of ransomware has raised the bar by hiding inside a virtual machine. The new ransomware–called Ragnar Locker–was detailed in a […]


Experts Warn of Attacks on Telecommuters

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 23, 2020

As more offices rely on working remotely, hackers are working to take advantage… An article review. As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, more Americans than ever are working remotely from their homes…and hackers are looking to take advantage of the situation.  That’s according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]


Malicious Browser Extensions Impact Millions of Users

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 16, 2020

500 malicious extensions with millions of users were recently removed from Chrome… An article review. If you’ve been using the internet for a long time, you may remember when it seemed like every organization and service offered a toolbar for users.  While some of those toolbars were helpful, many people got tricked into installing malicious […]


Senators Raise Questions About Ring

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 25, 2019

Recent revelations are a reminder of the risks associated with networked devices… An article review. Networked video surveillance products have exploded in popularity in recent years, thanks to a new generation of lightweight, battery-powered cameras and easy to use smartphone applications. But while the technology behind the cameras has improved, it appears the security issues that […]


FBI Issues New Ransomware Warning

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 7, 2019

Several New Targets For Ransomware Have Been Identified… An article review. Over the last couple of years we’ve discussed the threat posed by ransomware several times, and for good reason: it’s now the most common type of cyber threat for both businesses and individuals. Being common doesn’t negate the threat posed, however, and it seems […]


Hearing Isn’t Believing: The Rise of Voice Fraud

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019

“Deep Fake” Technology is Behind The New Trend of AI-Assisted Fraud… An article review. It’s a scenario that probably happens far more often than we’d like to admit: an employee gets a phone call from a superior requesting they perform some task that is out of the ordinary. There are policies in place requiring more […]


Four out of Five Schools Admit To Cybersecurity Incidents

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Four out of five schools have experienced a cybersecurity incident… An article review. While it seems like these days every organization faces cybersecurity threats, as we’ve pointed out in the past schools are an increasingly attractive target to hackers—and a new audit carried out by the cybersecurity wing of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) […]


Printers Remain a Significant Network Threat

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 26, 2019

Nearly 50 vulnerabilities were found in printers from the top six brands… An article review. You’re aware of phishing scams, you don’t open e-mail attachments you weren’t expecting to receive, your virus definitions are updated regularly and you don’t connect to unsecured wifi networks…but when was the last time you thought about your printer? A […]


Subdomain Hijacking Attack Gives Hackers Access To Legitimate Sites

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 22, 2019

The attack hinges on a common mistake made by large organizations… An article review. When evaluating a suspicious link, you probably scrutinize the URL to make sure it’s the site you intended to go to—not one that is slightly misspelled or has a zero in place of an O, for example—but what if the bad […]


Many School Districts Are Still Vulnerable To WannaCry

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Years after patches were released, many systems remain vulnerable… An article review. While it has been over two years since the WannaCry exploit was publicly announced, a new report submitted by our own Sean Waugh says that hundreds of thousands of internet-connected machines are still vulnerable…and many of those machines belong to government agencies and […]