Ransomware: Hey There, Delilah

Aug 12, 2016 | Security-GRC | 0 comments

Blackmail, extortion and secrets are surfacing in the tech world and it’s not your ex leaking your dirty laundry. A malware Trojan named “Delilah” is the culprit behind these threats.

Recently, attackers are using this new piece of malware to gather private information from employees using their computer’s webcam in order to blackmail them into divulging company secrets.

According to Avivah Litan from Gartner Research, Delilah is delivered to users through downloads. Once installed, the hidden bot gets to work by gathering your dirty laundry using information stored on your computer and accessing your webcam filming you without your knowledge. The intent is to later use the gathered information to manipulate or extort the user into divulging company information.

“As long as there are people, you’ll always have malware.”

Gary Sheehan, ASMGi CISO

Imagine if this malware infected your computer right now. What information could Delilah use against you?

ASMGi’s Chief Information Security Officer, Gary Sheehan, states “As long as there are people, you’ll always have malware.”

What can you and your company do to avoid the wrath of Delilah?

  • Train your employees on the potential risk all malware can have on your company and employee information
  • Run regularly scheduled scans
  • Secure your network
  • Recognize security risks are threats and ASMGi can help

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