Assessing the Onliner Spambot Dump

It has been reported that a massive, 711 million email address “database” has been dumped on the Web: http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/change-your-email-password-now-if-youre-on-this-list-of-711-million-accounts/news-story/3fecd838cbde75f59b6cad8d7d298f8b http://www.zdnet.com/article/onliner-spambot-largest-ever-malware-campaign-millions/ On further analysis it is a bit of a beat up.  Whilst it’s true that there are millions of real email addresses in there, there’s no way of determining if an address has been dumped […]

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Ransomware Attack “WannaCry”

Over the weekend a massive ransomware cyberattack was launched by malware called “WannaCry” and this is in fact still a current and growing threat. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-14/ransomware-cyberattack-threat-lingers-as-people-return-to-work/8525554 Whilst we were confident our Maintenance systems and anti-malware protection had ensured our customers on Support Agreements were safe from this attack, the scale of the attack prompted us to […]

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Cryptolocker

Today we have been helping a client recover from a Cryptlocker attack.  It is a very nasty piece of malware, also known as Ransomware, that encrypts your files then asks you to pay to have them decrypted.  It is nasty enough to also attack network shares so beware in larger networks! The good news is […]

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