‘Spider’ ransomware – apparently targeting Bosnia & Herzegovina?

Amit Malik for Netskope: Spider: A New Thread in the Ransomware Web Extract: “Netskope Threat Research labs has detected new ransomware named Spider propagating in a mid-scale campaign. This ongoing campaign, identified on the 10th December,  uses decoy Office documents which usually arrive as email attachments. These attachments are auto-synced to the enterprise cloud storage and
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Fake BSOD, Fake Tech Support

Tara Seals for Infosecurity Magazine: Tech Support Scam Malware Fakes the Blue Screen of Death “The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is one of the most-dreaded sights for Windows users. Adding insult to injury, a new malware is making the rounds that fakes a BSOD, and then tries to swindle victims into paying for tech
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Streamlining a Tech Support Scam

Microsoft’s Windows Security Blog on Technet: New tech support scam launches communication or phone call app “A new tech support scam technique streamlines the entire scam experience, leaving potential victims only one click or tap away from speaking with a scammer. We recently found a new tech support scam website that opens your default communication or
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Ransomware via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

For Sophos, Mark Stockley describes how scammers are using RDP, a tool intended to cut down network and system administration costs for companies by allowing sysadmins and help-desk operators to access their customers’ systems remotely, to give them almost unlimited potential to reconfigure apps and services, making installing and executing ransomware a breeze. Ransomware-spreading hackers
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