Contact Us Today!(978) 988-5500
  

Casserly Consulting L.L.C. Blog

Welcome to our blog, full of IT tips and business technology best practices

Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise

Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise

The do-it-yourselfers of the world have enjoyed the autonomy that the Internet brings into their lives. They can now look up how-to guides and YouTube videos on how to do just about anything. However, the Internet has also given hackers and other cybercriminals access to all sorts of technology that makes using malware and other threats easier than ever before--even for inexperienced users.

Continue reading
146 Hits
0 Comments

“It Redirected Where?” -- A Case Study in Security Precautions

“It Redirected Where?” -- A Case Study in Security Precautions

Imagine what it would be like to discover that your website was suddenly redirecting to content that was decidedly more... adult... than what should be representing your business. For a company in Phoenix, Arizona, this was the unfortunate reality after they had let their IT administrator go.

Continue reading
194 Hits
0 Comments

TheDarkOverlord Solutions Is at It Again! This Time the Hacker Group Is Targeting Schools

TheDarkOverlord Solutions Is at It Again! This Time the Hacker Group Is Targeting Schools

While many youngsters enjoy it when their school shuts down, this was likely not the case in Flathead Valley, Montana, where the cybercriminal group ‘TheDarkOverlord Solutions’ targeted the entire Columbia Falls school district. This attack caused the three-day closure and otherwise disrupted over 30 schools, and the personal information of teachers, students, and school administrators was supposedly to be released if the group didn’t receive a ransom payment.

Continue reading
210 Hits
0 Comments

These Police Officers Called for Backup... and it was Infected with Ransomware

b2ap3_thumbnail_police_ransomware_400.jpgThe police exist to serve, protect, and enforce the law, but who can we turn to if even the cops are made victim of a cyberattack? This is the question the residents of Cockrell, Texas have to answer, as their police department fell victim to a ransomware attack known as the Osiris Ransomware.

Continue reading
234 Hits
0 Comments

Monsters aren’t Real, But Ransomware Sure Is!

b2ap3_thumbnail_spooky_it_service_400.jpgHalloween is a time when creatures like ghosts and goblins are celebrated rather than feared. Even adults use the holiday to lighten up and enjoy themselves, as they’re well aware that the monsters so often seen and heard about in stories are fictional. Unfortunately, the fact remains that there are monsters hiding in plain sight all around us, playing on the fears and misfortune of others--namely, hackers.

Continue reading
381 Hits
0 Comments

Alert: Microsoft Outlook Users Be Wary of New Ransomware

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransomware_money_400.jpgRansomware is a particularly nasty strain of malware that continues to pop up in unexpected forms. In the case of a new variant of called Cerber, it targets users of Microsoft Outlook using a zero-day vulnerability via phishing messages. To make matters worse, Cerber can also utilize DDoS attacks, which is a major cause for concern.

Continue reading
420 Hits
0 Comments

For This Ransomware, “Yes or No” Really Means “Yes or Yes”

b2ap3_thumbnail_new_petya_friend_400.jpgThe ransomware Petya (previously thought to have been eradicated) has unfortunately resurfaced, and it’s brought a friend to the party. Petya was delivered via an email containing an invitation to apply for a job, including the virus in an executable file that was disguised as a PDF job resume. When a hapless user clicked the file, Petya would get to work.

Continue reading
473 Hits
0 Comments

Alert: New Petya Ransomware Spreads via Fake Online Resumes

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransomware_petya_400.jpgNext time you see an unsolicited resume in your email, it’s worth scrutinizing before you just click on it. It could be a nasty new ransomware called Petya.

Continue reading
495 Hits
0 Comments

Alert: New CryptoJoker Ransomware May Be the Worst Ransomware Yet

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransomware_hostage_400.jpgModern ransomware is exceptionally dangerous, even by malware standards. Ransomware is capable of locking down important files on a victim’s computer, displaying a massive threat to both business professionals and their networks, as well as the average PC user. While other types of ransomware like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall are somewhat manageable, a new variant called CryptoJoker makes it borderline impossible to recover your files.

Continue reading
615 Hits
0 Comments

CryptoLocker Strikes Again: This Time, It Hits Gamers Where It Hurts

b2ap3_thumbnail_cryptolocker_400.jpgCan you believe it’s already been two years since Cryptolocker, a particularly nasty strain of ransomware, was released into the online environment? By encrypting files on a victim’s computer, and forcing them to pay a fee for their safe return, Cryptolocker has been a significant threat to both business and personal environments. Now, however, a particular strain of Cryptolocker is making gamers look like cybersecurity rookies.

Continue reading
715 Hits
0 Comments

Latest Blog Entry

Visible Zeros There is a fair chance that, at some point, you will need to input data into Excel that begins with zeroes, whether you’re documenting serial numbers or what have you...

Latest News

Our Site Has Launched!

flag

Welcome to Our New Site!
We are proud to announce our new website at Casserly Consulting L.L.C.!

Read more...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Casserly Consulting L.L.C. can do for your business.

callphone

Call us today    (978) 988-5500

19 Crosby Drive
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

Copyright Casserly Consulting L.L.C.. All Rights Reserved.