Sage Advice - Cybersecurity Blog

Exploit Kit 101 - What You Need to Know

Back in the day, hackers needed to write their own code to exploit systems.  But times have changed!  Today’s hackers can license software, known as exploit kits, from other hackers – sometimes for less than a night on the town – that make attacking your systems quicker and easier than ever before. 

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Topics: Malware, Cyber Defense, Ransomware

MSIL / Samas.A Ransomware Advisory

2016 has seen widespread use of a new type of ransomware known as MSIL / Samas.A. Attackers are actively scanning the Internet for vulnerable systems, and exploiting systems to gain access to the internal network. One tool being used is JexBoss, this tool discovers and exploits vulnerable JBoss servers.

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Topics: Threat Advisories, Ransomware

The Current State of Ransomware

Ransomware cyberattacks are on the rise. If your computer is infected with ransomware, a type of malware (malicious software), you are not able to access data until a ransom is paid to the attacker. After the ransom is paid the data will usually be released.

Ransomware is opportunistic in nature; computers are typically infected by a user clicking on a malicious email attachment or visiting an infected website.

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Topics: Malware, Ransomware, Cyber Crime