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A recently observed variant of the EMOTET banking Trojan features new routines that allow it to evade sandbox and malware analysis, Trend Micro security researchers reveal. [Read More]
A series of ransomware attacks against small-to-medium companies are leveraging Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to infect systems, Sophos reports. [Read More]
MuddyWater attacks on Middle Eastern entities are difficult to attribute, despite being analyzed by several security firms [Read More]
Terdot banking Trojan packs information-stealing capabilities that could easily turn it into a cyber-espionage tool [Read More]
Kaspersky shares more details from its investigation into reports that Russian hackers stole NSA data using its software [Read More]
A newly discovered multi-stage Android malware that managed to sneak into Google Play is using advanced anti-detection features, ESET security researchers reveal. [Read More]
Forever 21 investigating payment card breach, but only few details were provided by the company [Read More]
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shared details of hacking tools they say are being used by a hacking group linked to the North Korean government known as “Hidden Cobra.” [Read More]
A newly discovered banking Trojan called IcedID packs a modular design and modern capabilities when compared to older financial threats, IBM X-Force warns. [Read More]
Following an increase in Android malware and adware abusing accessibility services, Google decides to crack down on apps that misuse the feature [Read More]

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Adam Meyer's picture
While malicious actors demanding ransoms is not new, the surge of organizations being targeted with fake extortion demands and empty threats is. Let’s look at how extortion campaigns are carried out through the “avenue of approach” lens.
Jack Danahy's picture
Protection against the effects of ransomware starts with a clear understanding of all of the means that attackers will use to implant that first malicious package.
Scott Simkin's picture
Attackers have developed anti-VM analysis techniques to allow the malware to recognize when it is being run on a virtual machine and fail to execute, meaning the system or threat analytics cannot make a verdict determination or extract intelligence from the sample.
Jack Danahy's picture
The impact of ransomware has expanded from an IT nuisance to attacks that can shut down and potentially ruin the businesses they infect.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Although ransomware and DDoS attacks have captured the attention of the security industry of late, a surge in trojan variants targeting banks across geographies is catching many by surprise.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
With good security hygiene and a few basic measures you’ll be able to more effectively block, contain, and negate the impact of ransomware.
Wade Williamson's picture
There are computers within our computers that are largely beyond the scope of security, yet control everything we think we know about the device.
Erin O’Malley's picture
Hackers are humans, too, and most humans tend to veer toward the path of least resistance. So why wouldn’t they choose an easy—and lucrative—target like a hospital?
Alastair Paterson's picture
Cyber situational awareness can give you greater insights into the tools and processes used by actors that employ DDoS-based extortion and compromised data release extortion.
David Holmes's picture
A cyber espionage attack against Swiss defense firm RUAG was carried out by the Russia-linked hackers according to a report commissioned by the Swiss government.