Monthly Archives: January 2015

Malicious Email Disguised as Microsoft Volume Licensing

This email appears perfectly legitimate and it’s consequences could be devastating to a business! Most businesses use some version of Microsoft and are aware of licensing requirements, even when they don’t know the specifics of their licenses.  So when an email arrives appearing to be from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center and it is properly…

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Do You Know What Malvertising Is?

We’ve all become accustomed to seeing ads on websites.  Some sites are slowed down as ads continually load on the sides.  This is most evident on sites our kids frequent and frequently complain about, like Cool Math Games.  The continually loading of new ads causes the all too frequent “Dad the website’s frozen again!!!” Most…

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The New Year Brings With It New Ransomware

It’s a new year so naturally a new ransomware infection has been found attacking computers and networks.  PClock has been discovered masquarading as CryptoLocker.  See image below.  PClock attempts to name itself CryptoLocker, more as a scare tactic than anything, however it has been named PClock from the project name found in it’s executable file.…

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