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The Internet Explorer zero-day patched this week by Microsoft has been used in watering hole attacks to deliver the PlugX RAT.
Russian anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Lab is denying accusations that it conducted operations designed to trick software from competing firms into classifying harmless files as malicious.
A large malvertising attack recently hit the Yahoo! advertising network, which leveraged Microsoft Azure websites and eventually redirected browsers to pages hosting the Angler Exploit Kit to compromise systems.
Beware of fake Windows 10 upgrade emails! They carry a piece of ransomware that encrypts your files.
Cybercriminals are using the Angler exploit kit to identify and infect PoS systems with malware.
Rook Security has released a free software tool designed to help organizations determine if they have been impacted by malware developed by Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team.
New GamaPoS malware steals payment card data from US organizations. The threat is delivered using the Andromeda botnet.
The criminal gang behind the Dyre malware will target more Spanish banks and Spain-based subsidiaries of other banks this summer with fraudulent wire transfers, according to IBM security researchers.
TeslaCrypt 2.0 ransomware comes with a new ransom screen (taken from CryptoWall 3.0) and an improved encryption scheme.
Seaduke Trojan, the latest member of the “Duke” malware family, used in attacks against high-value targets.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Malware

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Marc Solomon's picture
Given the continuous innovation by attackers, it’s likely that your malware analysis needs have exceeded the capabilities of traditional sandboxing technologies.
Wade Williamson's picture
By building security controls that identify and correlate the malicious behaviors of an attack, we can begin to the tip the scales back in our favor.
Wade Williamson's picture
Like most modern malware, Carbanak is not some autonomous bit of code running on its own, but rather a vehicle for a remote human attacker to watch, learn and remotely drive the attack.
Pat Calhoun's picture
Cybercriminals are getting increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to outsmart security defenses such as sandboxing. Here is a quick look at techniques used by attackers to evade sandbox detection.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Wade Williamson's picture
The most important aspect for us as security professionals is to realize that the man-in-the-browser is not going away, and to understand what exactly has made it so successful.
Wade Williamson's picture
In the same way we have watched APT techniques trickle down from nation-state actors to more opportunistic criminals, we should expect MitB to expand from financial services to all types of applications.
Michael Callahan's picture
While attackers are constantly improving their evasion tactics to extend the lifetime of their malware, users can also leverage these types of evasion tactics to help prevent malware infection in the first place.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Danelle Au's picture
Trying to defend against modern, advanced attacks with one-off point solutions is like playing a whack-a-mole game, always one step behind the attacker and trying to play catch up with the alerts as they’re received.