Cybersecurity

Avast Working With French Police Stop A Malware Botnet Impacting 850,000 Devices

French police have neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling around 850,000 computers. The Retadup malware was used to hijack computers in a process known as Cryptojacking. The malware steals power from the infected computer’s processor and uses it to mine cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was used to generate money with crypto mining, […]

Cybersecurity

New Homeland Security Initiative To Fight Ransomware Before The 2020 Election

Reuters reports, the U.S. government is planning a program focusing on protecting voter registration databases from ransomware ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The initiative will be led by the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Local governments have been targeted by ransomware in several recent high profile attacks […]