AstraLocker 2.0 Ransomware is a Smash & Grab Variant

A version of AstraLocker, AstraLocker 2.0 ransomware, has just been released. This updated version is what some threat analysts call a rapid attack, or smash-and-grab style of ransomware. The AstraLocker 2.0 developers use Microsoft Word attachments in emails to distribute [...]

AstraLocker 2.0 Ransomware is a Smash & Grab Variant2022-07-01T17:33:08-07:00

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims

Published in Orange County Business Journal by Kevin Costelloe on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, is interviewed by Kevin Costelloe about the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and how being a victim can bring companies to [...]

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims2021-05-04T03:28:13-07:00

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims

If you have Mailworx from Alvaka, or a similar email spam filtering solution, then good for you. If you do internal education and phishing tests of your employees, then double-good! At Alvaka Networks, we have seen a number of business [...]

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims2021-01-27T18:06:26-08:00

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase

IRVINE, Calif., October 11, 2018 (Newswire.com) - At their Annual Technology Showcase, 1903 Solutions is continuing an eight-year tradition of bringing together some of the best-of-the-best in technology. For this year’s event at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 1903 [...]

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase2018-10-11T15:35:06-07:00

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018

A running log of Meltdown and Spectre news can be found at Meltdown & Spectre: How to avoid the biggest cyber threat in modern computing. February 5, 2018 - At this point in time, Alvaka Networks is not advising [...]

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 20182020-02-04T01:49:22-08:00