LNK sLoads Ramnit Trojans

LNK sLoads Ramnit Trojans

Executive summary

Microsoft security researchers discovered a campaign taking advantage of shortcut (LNK) files to load malware onto systems. The campaign used the shortcut files to call PowerShell commands in the sLoad malware framework. The commands then downloaded and installed the Ramnit banking trojan, which stole credentials, contacts, and other sensitive information.

4 steps to secure your business this holiday season

4 steps to secure your business this holiday season

Is Your Business Ready For More Clients–and More Risk?

While the holiday season provides a boon to many small businesses, all that hustle and bustle can also give criminals an opportunity to prey on shoppers and business owners.

But there are simple steps you can take to protect your business, not just during the holiday season but throughout the coming year.

Chimera ransomware’s scary tactics

Chimera ransomware’s scary tactics

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Twitter alerts users to cyber attacks

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How Google overcomes secure browsing issues

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