David Balaban

A Short History Of Computer Viruses

The evolution of malware (kicked off in 1986 with the Brain virus) spawned a plethora of Trojans, worms and ransomware. David Balaban, computer security researcher with over 15 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation, looks back on the top 10 computer viruses that turned out to be groundbreaking or caused hefty damage.

Top 3 Crypto Mining Botnets: Smominru, DDG, and ADB.Miner

Botnets have facilitated different types of cybercrime for years – the most common use cases revolve around DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks and massive spam campaigns – but things are starting to change. A new segment of cybercrime is shifting toward a paradigm where botnets do not DDoS or spam – they mine cryptocurrencies.

What Your ISP Knows About You

We’ve all heard the stories about ISP employees monitoring user traffic for the sake of private gain or when dying of boredom, but are those legends true? David Balaban, a computer security researcher with over 15 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation, shows us what your Internet service provider (ISP) really knows about you.

Cryptocurrency Mining Is Booming, And So Is Its Malware

The cryptocurrency boom is underway. The talk of the town isn’t only about Bitcoin, the most popular form of digital cash. The value of some altcoins, including Monero (XMR), is steadily reaching new heights as well, adding more fuel to the furnace of the overall hysteria.

Let’s Take A Look At Some Recent Cryptocurrency Scams

Although Bitcoin price dropped substantially this month, cryptocurrencies still attract myriads of swindlers like honey attracts bees. As new waves of users rush into crypto, there will certainly be scammers waiting for them.