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After receiving multiple updates, the Stegano exploit kit (EK) recently adopted the Diffie-Hellman algorithm to hinder analysis, according to Trend Micro security researchers. [Read More]
Medical devices also infected with WannaCry ransomware. Several manufacturers release security advisories [Read More]
Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyber attack, the Financial Times reported. [Read More]
More than 200 Brooks Brothers stores hit by payment card breach. Hackers had access to payment processing systems for nearly a year [Read More]
Cybercriminals leveraged the EternalBlue exploit to install a cryptocurrency miner called Adylkuzz, Proofpoint says. [Read More]
Industry professionals react to WannaCry ransomware attacks, including ICS, insurance, legal, cybersecurity strategy and attribution aspects of the story [Read More]
Hackers breached DocuSign systems and stole email addresses, which they used in a spam campaign designed to deliver malware [Read More]
Experts and vendors warn that industrial control systems (ICS) are also at risk of getting hit by WannaCry ransomware attacks [Read More]
After researchers managed to stop the recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak by registering domains that function as kill-switches, a variant of the malware that no longer uses this function has emerged. [Read More]
Microsoft warned governments against exploit stockpiling, following the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack that started on May 12. [Read More]

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Lance Cottrell's picture
Investigating nefarious actors online can be dangerous, as the places hunters go are likely to be full of malware and people actively monitoring for outsiders.
Scott Simkin's picture
When implemented in series, common malware analysis environments allow security teams to handle the vast majority of threats automatically, freeing up team resources to actively hunt more advanced threats.
Scott Simkin's picture
When implemented as part of a natively-engineered security platform, these malware identification and prevention practices can reduce the operational burden put on security teams.
Jack Danahy's picture
Identifying malicious software by recognizing that it just damaged the system or exfiltrated some amount of information is no longer defense, but detection.
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.