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Douglas Bonderud

Freelance Writer

A freelance writer for three years, Doug Bonderud is a Western Canadian with expertise in the fields of technology and innovation. In addition to working for the IBM Midsize Insider, The Content Standard and Proteomics programs for Skyword, Doug also writes for companies like Ephricon Web Marketing and sites such as MSDynamicsWorld. Clients are impressed with not only his command of language but the minimal need for editing necessary in his pieces. His ability to create readable, relatable articles from diverse Web content is second to none. He has also written a weekly column for TORWars, a videogaming website; posts about invention and design for InventorSpot.com and general knowledge articles for WiseGeek. From 2010-2012, Doug did copywriting for eCopywriters.com. Doug is currently a municipal police officer, on track to become a fantasy/sci-fi author.

Written By Douglas Bonderud

Threat Actors Exploit Equation Editor to Distribute Hawkeye Keylogger

A recent Hawkeye keylogger campaign leveraged an old Microsoft Office Equation Editor vulnerability to steal user credentials, passwords and clipboard content.

NARWHAL SPIDER Uses Steganography to Deliver URLZone Malware in Cutwail Spam Campaign

A new Cutwail spam campaign is leveraging steganography — hiding data within images — to compromise devices and download URLZone.

Lock and sLoad: PowerShell Malware Downloader Geofences Attacks for Maximum Impact

A PowerShell malware downloader known as sLoad uses geofencing, customized emails and device reconnaissance to identify high-value Trojan targets.

Artificial Intelligence, Real Concerns: Hype, Hope and the Hard Truth About AI

With a corporate culture that supports transparency and human agency, it's possible to maximize the existing benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) while laying the groundwork for the future of AI.

New Phishing Scheme Exploits Public Interest Around Hurricane Michael to Steal Email Credentials

Security researchers discovered a recent phishing scheme that took advantage of Hurricane Michael's impact to steal victims' email credentials across multiple services.

APT Group GreyEnergy Sparks Worry About BlackEnergy Successor

Researchers believe that a new APT group known as GreyEnergy, which they observed targeting ICS consoles across Poland and Ukraine, may be a successor to BlackEnergy, the group that authored NotPetya.

GandCrab Partners With NTCrypt for Code Obfuscation

A new version of GandCrab, another malware security warning. This iteration uses NTCrypt to facilitate code obfuscation and hook more potential victims.

Gazorp Malware Builder Offers Free, Customized AZORult Attacks on the Dark Web

A new malware builder known as Gazorp lets threat actors create free, customized AZORult attacks on the dark web.

Astaroth Trojan Malware Returns to Infect South American Users

Astaroth is back in full force; security researchers discovered that the infamous Trojan malware infected more than 8,000 South American machines in just one week.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What’s New for 2018?

To kick off October, we take a look back at what happened in cybersecurity in 2018 and a sneak peek at this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month.