How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Security News, Virus Alert Information

Amid a desperate situation on Friday in which hundred of thousands of WannaCry ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As the malware analysis expert who calls himself MalwareTech rushed to examine the so-called WannaCry strain, he stumbled on a way to stop it from locking computers and slow its spread. All it took was ten bucks, and a little luck.

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Apple Users Beware: This Malware Uses MS Word to Infect macOS

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Mac / Apple, Virus Alert Information

This malicious Word file marks the first time someone has attempted to compromise a Mac via macro abuse. While the malware isn’t particularly advance, there is no denying that macros are still highly effective when it comes to compromising a machine. Mac users should probably be extra vigilant when it comes to Word files from now on.

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