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Why cybercriminals use domain-generating algorithms

Domain-generating algorithms A domain-generating algorithm is a program that gives new susceptible domains to malware. Kraken was the first malware group to use a DGA in 2008. Later that year, Conficker made DGA a lot more famous. This technique is used so much because malware that depends on fixed domains or IP addresses are easily blocked. Instead of [...]

By | 2016-12-24T23:36:16+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why cybercriminals use domain-generating algorithms

Three ways to handle a ransomware attack

In the world of malware, preventative measures always work best. In some cases, those are the only ways to combat an attack. Ransomware is unfortunately one of those cases. Here are the three most common ways people deal with a ransomware attack. The prepared approach Although it can be scary to think that a ransomware [...]

By | 2016-11-11T01:25:33+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Computer Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three ways to handle a ransomware attack

There’s a new way your computer can get ransomware

Email has remained the medium of choice for infecting computers with ransomware. But recently there's been a slight shift in how that works - instead of emails containing the malware itself, Windows Script Files are attached which are used to distribute the ransomware. Windows Script Files (WSFs) are opened by Windows Script Host (WSH). Several [...]

By | 2016-10-14T12:07:00+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s a new way your computer can get ransomware
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