Holiday Security Threats and Precautions to Stay Safe

Every year the holidays bring an influx of scams circulating the interwebs. Scammers take advantage of the increased shopping and distraction when things get busy to take your money and personal information. Below are the most common ways your data can be stolen and the precautions you can take to stay safe.  1: Phishing Phishing[…]

Petya Cyber Attack and The Importance of Firewalls

Petya Cyber Attack Background: News reports continue to roll in about the latest massive global ransomware attack. This time, the payload appears to be a ransomware called Petya 2.0. SonicWall Capture Labs identified the original Petya variants in 2016. However, this time it appears to be delivered by Eternal Blue, one of the exploits that[…]

PadCrypt Ransomware- First with live support chat feature

A new ransomware was discovered by @abuse.ch and further analyzed by MalwareHunterTeam called PadCrypt that offers for the first time a live support chat feature and an uninstaller for its victims. CryptoWall was the first ransomware to provide customer support on their payment sites, but PadCrypt’s use of live chat allows victims to interact with malware developers in real time.[…]

Windward Networks is partnering up with Malwarebytes to combat Exploit Kits!

Exploit Kits are on the rise, once again. These booby traps on seemingly harmless websites will redirect you to a “landing page” where malicious software awaits. Thanks to the efforts of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, our users will be protected against devastating malicious software.  See how your networks can be protected against these network-crippling attacks in Malwarebytes’[…]