CryptoLocker Was So Successful Along Came CryptorBit

CryptoLocker was, by all appearances, amazingly successful for the cyber criminal(s) who created it.  So it is not surprising that other cyber criminals wanted to join in their success. Along came CryptorBit Ransomware, aka HowDecrypt, discovered last December.  The good news about CryptorBit is that it has proven far less effective than CryptoLocker. CryptorBit targets…

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Another Domain Name Extension Has Been Discounted!

June 27, 2001 the first .INFO domain was registered as afilias.info, Afilias is the company who operates the .INFO names.  .INFO had the unique position of being the first ever unrestricted top-level domain.  As the first new top-level domain .INFO was also a part of the first ever Sunrise Period ever run, and at the…

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Spam Declining Since 2008

From the recent “2013 Trustwave Global Security Report” there is mixed news on the spam front.  First the good news – As a percentage of all inbound email spam has decreased 17.4% since 2008. Now for the bad news – while the overall volume of spam has decreased the amount of malicious spam has increased…

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