Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the ...

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Cybersecurity Tips for Startups

Many people have started new businesses over the last year or so as a result of the pandemic. This could result from people reflecting about their career, looking to earn on the side, or perhaps they have lost their main job. Starting a new business is exciting, but it is vital that every entrepreneur is aware of the threat of cybercrime, particularly in 2021. Cybercrime has skyrocketed as a result of the pandemic, with so many people working remotely, and ...

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Guest Post – What exactly does “code obfuscation” imply?

Code obfuscation is the process of modifying an executable so that it is no longer valuable to a hacker while remaining fully functioning. Although the procedure may alter method instructions or metadata, it has no impact on the program’s output. To be clear, practically any code can be reverse-engineered with enough time and effort. On a number of ...

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Ransomware has become a successful criminal business

Ransomware is a form of malicious software designed to restrict users from accessing their computers or files until they pay a ransom to cybercriminals.  Ransomware typically operates through the crypto virology mechanism by using symmetric as well as asymmetric encryption to prevent users from performing managed file transfers or accessing particular files or directories.  The cybercriminals are using ransomware to lock files from being accessed assuming that the locked files ...

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Guest Post – Why Supply Chain Cybersecurity Should Be A Business Priority

When people think of cyber security, we all think of data security. Whether you are hiring professionals or providing physical goods and services, the security of your employees’, applicants’, and customers’ data is of utmost importance. And with more devices and people getting connected, security breaches are becoming more prevalent. 

Hackers usually want one thing: money. They take your data and hold that hostage in exchange for money, or at ...

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