100,000+ Malicious Sites Removed Within Last Ten Months

Amidst a news cycle rife with malware incidents and cyberattacks, there is one shining spot of hope: 100,000 malware sites have been reported and taken down within the last year.   Abuse.ch, a non-profit cybersecurity organization, has spearheaded a malicious URL hunt known as the URLhaus intiative. First launched in March 2018, a small group of […]

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

In the Aftermath of WannaCry There are thousands of ways a hacker could gain access to your system to exfiltrate data or deploy malware. The recent widespread infection of the ransomware virus, WannaCry, should serve as a reminder of how vulnerable a computer can be. Ransomware and other infections are usually due to carelessness. The […]

How to Protect Your Company from Ransomware: Best Practices for End Users

CrossRealms is taking measures to help clients prevent Cryptolocker and other ransomware attacks at the enterprise level, but many IT managers are asking us whether there’s more that end users can do to help keep their organizations safe. The answer is “yes. “What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a particularly aggressive form of malware that poses […]

Beware of "Cryptolocker"

CrossRealms wants to alert you to a nasty new ransomware trojan called Cryptolocker, which has been making rounds since early September. Cryptolocker locks individual files, making them inaccessible to the owner until a ransom is paid to the malware creator. These are some steps you can take to make sure your computer(s) are safe. 1. […]

Search Engines Found to Deliver Malware

A recent study has revealed that search engines sometimes deliver websites infected with malware among their top results.  Though Google and Bing performed best among all search engines tested in the study, they were not immune to such occurrences.  The 18-month study, conducted by the AV-TEST Institute, found that, of the two to three billion […]