Department of Justice prepares to take down Joanap botnet

US Department of Justice announced efforts to disrupt the Joanap botnet, known to be controlled by a hacker group with ties to the North Korean government. A court order and a search warrant obtained in October 2018 allowed the FBI and US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) to gather information about the network of infected devices and start…

1-15 January 2019 Cybersecurity news headlines

Fortunately, the first few weeks of 2019 have been relatively quiet in cybersecurity. There’s yet to be a major data breach (something that seems to happen on a regular basis), or a wide-spread malware attack. So in this cybersecurity news headline edition, we are reporting on rather minor incidents. We give an update on the data breach involving hotel chain…

The biggest data breaches of 2018

The biggest data breaches of 2018
2018 was the year of data breaches. Near the end of 2017, many predicted that we would see devastating ransomware attacks dominate 2018, but data breaches make up the majority of cybersecurity incidents in 2018. There were small ones affecting a couple of hundred of thousand users, and there were huge ones involving data of…

Cybersecurity news headlines November 15-30, 2018

Cybersecurity news headlines November 15-30, 2018
To continue the November edition of cybersecurity news headlines, we report on the news that made the biggest cybersecurity headlines in November 15-30. This edition is all about data breaches and leaks, with Instagram exposing users’ passwords in plain text, Amazon leaking information, and Atrium Health suffering a data breach. It also seems the Uber…

WiperSoft in Miltech Summit 2018

On November 15, 2018, an event dedicated solely to military technologies took place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Known as Baltic Miltech Summit 2018, the event was the first and only such event to take place in the Baltic states. The summit gathered high level public officials, company representatives from defence industries, startup founders, technology companies, and many other…

Cybersecurity news headlines November 1-15, 2018

Cybersecurity news headlines November 1-15, 2018
Continuing from our October edition, here is the news that made the biggest headlines in the first half of November. It’s been a relatively quiet two weeks so this edition will be shorter than our previous ones. We report on 4 stories: data breaches in Radisson Hotel Group and HSBC bank, a Bitcoin scam using…

Mobile Malware Evolution 2019 [Part 2]

We covered mild and moderately severe Android malware in part 1. Part 2 will focus on severe malware for Android, and how to avoid infections in general.

Severe Android Malware
Android Ransomware
Although not as common as Windows ransomware, file-encrypting or blocking malware for Android is a still a thing. Just like ransomware for computers, Android ransomware can spread via spam emails, malicious…