Tag Archives: ransomware

Bart Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP. 280

You might be sick of ransomware, but that won’t stop criminals from releasing new variants. Bart is the latest extortion malware that arrives as a zipped JavaScript file. Watch Monday’s Byte for a Firebox tip on how you might avoid this new threat. 

(Episode Runtime: 3:03

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20VCvOgML-0

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Morphing Ransomware Factory – Daily Security Byte EP. 269

In past videos, I’ve talked about how malware variants often “morph” to evade signature-based malware detection. Today’s video covers research showing just how often attackers change their ransomware variants. Watch to learn why you need better ways to catch modern malware and ransomware.

(Episode Runtime: 4:08)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PFL8kA-Dp8

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Petya Decryptor – Daily Security Byte EP. 246

Let’s start the week off with some good security news for once. Remember that Petya master boot record (MBR) ransomware I warned you about a few weeks ago? Well, a white hat hacker has created a decrypter for it that recovers infected files for free. Watch today’s video to learn more.

(Episode Runtime: 1:41)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmW6pHFxjgU

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Ransomware Exploits Flash 0day – Daily Security Byte EP. 244

Next week is Microsoft and Adobe’s Patch Day. However, on Thursday Adobe released an emergency security advisory to fix a zero day Flash vulnerability. Watch the episode below to learn why you should get this update to avoid drive-by download attacks pushing ransomware.

(Episode Runtime: 1:44)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2MKTU9ZIO4

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Petya Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP. 240

As if ransomware wasn’t already bad enough, a new sample is trying to up the extortion pressure by encrypting your whole hard drive. Watch today’s video to learn more about this new threat, and why I think its novel tactics might backfire.

(Episode Runtime: 4:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3lAlzjDvUE

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Ethical Hackers Spread Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP. 239

If you visit a site to get your ethical hacking certification, you’re probably not expecting to get a dose of ransomware along with it. However, that’s exactly what might have happened if you visited the CEH website recently. In today’s video I share a warning from Fox IT about an ironic website hijack.

(Episode Runtime: 2:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WT1NNhlCmE

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Mac Ransomware – Daily Security Byte EP. 226

Antivirus companies have found incomplete versions of Mac ransomware, researchers have created proof-of-concept (PoC) variants to demonstrate the possibility, and criminals have experimented with ineffective web-based “policeware” for Macs, but we’ve not seen Cryptolocker-level ransomware targeting Macs in the wild… that is until now. Watch today’s Security Byte video to learn more about the new KeRanger ransomware, and how to defend yourself against it.

(Episode Runtime: 4:42)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wPy8GaX10g

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Locky Ransomware- Daily Security Byte EP. 222

If you only watch the Daily Security Bytes, but don’t read the blog, you may have missed our recent written post on the Locky ransomware. Today’s episode quickly summarizes this post and why you should read it to make sure you’ve configured the WatchGuard defenses that can keep this kind of threat off your network.

(Episode Runtime: 2:24)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJcM3CrZV6s

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Hospital Held Ransom – Daily Security Byte EP. 219

Crypto ransomware has plagued consumers and small business for a few years now, but when it affects hospitals things get dangerous. Watch Friday’s Byte to learn how ransomware forced a hospital in LA back to the paper age, and what you can do to prepare your organization from a digital disaster.

(Episode Runtime: 2:46)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju3GgKlpNB0

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Two Phishing Breaches – Daily Security Byte EP. 208

This week, two different organization’s in two different industry verticals suffered security incidents that either lost them tons of money, or tons of time. What do they both have in common, and what can we learn from them? Watch today’s video to find out!

(Episode Runtime: 3:26)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crBB4CU-cTs

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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