Author: Alexandra Driscoll

Emerging Threat - CherryPicker PoS CherryPicker PoS is a point-of-sale malware that researchers at Trustwave say is unique because it uses configuration files, encryption, obfuscation and command line arguments to avoid detection. Researchers identified the malware being used to target the food industry and said it can target virtually...

Is cybersecurity the most important issue in the upcoming Presidential election? One candidate certainly thinks so, and he’s banking on it being his ticket into the oval office. Most people have heard his name, but may not know a whole lot about him – at...

The financial industry is one of the most powerful, and most confusing in the world. It’s also the glue that holds a country’s, and sometimes the world’s, economy together. Only a select few have the knowledge to succeed in a sector where thousands of investments,...

Emerging Threat - KilerRAT KilerRAT is a remote access trojan (RAT) that can be classified as a variant of the well known Njrat, as they share many similar features such as their display style, several abilities and a general template for communication methods. However, where Njrat left...

You boot up your computer. Your antivirus software immediately gets to work, finishes its duties, and gives you the “green” light that everything is A-OK. What you don’t know is that a more sophisticated form of malware lies deep within the memory, not on your hard...

We use it on a daily basis. Many of us rely on it to do our jobs or run our lives. You can find it almost anywhere. It’s a wireless Internet connection. Cutting the cord and using a wireless signal for...

Data safety has been an issue for retail chains ever since the major data breaches experienced by the likes of Target and Home Depot. In response to consumer concerns about data safety Target is taking a new approach with its credit cards. Currently, most major...

The only thing more dangerous than cryptolocker-type ransomware in the hands of a highly skilled hacker is the same ransomware offered as a service and made available to the general public.  Similar to the private TOX RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) platform discovered in August,...

In the IT world the importance of cybersecurity is certainly not lost on anyone, from the app developer to the systems administrator. The problem is those with cybersecurity expertise are difficult to find. This problem has led to a massive hole in the...

You know that Charles Schwab commercial where the young boy is asking questions to his father about his asset management firm? The boy continually asks “Why not?” to which the father has no real answer. The commercial concludes by saying, “Are you asking enough questions...