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La portée économique des campagnes de rançongiciel par transactions Bitcoin

Les cyberattaques continuent d’évoluer, devenant une menace croissante pour les systèmes informatiques du monde entier. En 2018, près de 21 % des entreprises canadiennes ont été touchées par un incident de cybersécurité. Parmi celles-ci, 8 % ont déclaré avoir été victimes de rançongiciel (Statistique Canada, 2018). Les rançongiciels constituent l’une des menaces les plus dangereuses …

The economic significance of ransomware campaigns through Bitcoin transactions

Cyber-attacks continue to evolve as they become an increasing concern for computer systems across the world. In 2018, almost 21% of Canadian businesses have been impacted by a cybersecurity incident. Among them, 8% have declared being victims of ransomware[1]. Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyber-crime threats to individual users and enterprises. According to …

A language Model for Compromised User Analysis

Accounts of social network users can be compromised in a number of ways. When malware infects a user account, that account can be used to spread spam and malware as well as to gather personal information. Current online systems employ authentication mechanism to verify user’s identities and determine their corresponding authorities. Once authenticated, users are …

Assessing the Macro-Level correlates of Malware Infections using a routine Activities framework

Malicious software poses a massive threat to individuals worldwide. Malicious software, or malware, can automate attacks in order to acquire sensitive information or interrupt critical infrastructures. In this study, Thomas Holt and his colleagues looked at malicious software from a criminology point of view. By using a routine activities framework, the authors examined the macro-correlates …

Caractéristiques et mesures de la malveillance pour l’évaluation de risque en cybersécurité

Afin de mieux prédire les vulnérabilités du système, les chercheurs en cybersécurité développent des approches nouvelles et holistiques afin d’identifier les risques. Ce processus d’identification inclue la caractérisation des facteurs humains qui contribuent aux risques et à la vulnérabilité en cybersécurité. Zoe King et ses collaborateurs se sont intéressés plus précisément à la malveillance comme …

Know your Enemy: Malware Authorship Attribution

Presented by Natalia Stakhanova at the Atlantic Security Conference 2018 Since the first computer virus hit the DARPA network in the early 1970s, the security community interest revolved around ways to expose identities of malware writers. Knowledge of the adversary’s identity promised additional leverage to security experts in their ongoing battle against perpetrators. At the …