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Researchers have discovered that the Cerber ransomware now includes a new feature to avoid encrypting canary files and triggering anti-ransomware programs. [Read More]
Hackers possibly from China planted a backdoor in popular connectivity tools from NetSarang as part of a major supply chain attack [Read More]
The TrickBot banking Trojan has been using legitimate SSL certificates alongside websites that closely resemble those of actual banks in recently observed attacks, security researchers warn. [Read More]
The new "Disdain" exploit kit (EK) has emerged recently on underground forums, where a malware developer is advertising it starting at just $80. [Read More]
Cybercriminals combine Office exploits for CVE-2017-0199 and CVE-2012-0158 likely in an effort to avoid detection [Read More]
Security researchers have discovered a flaw in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding interface that allows hackers access using Microsoft PowerPoint to install malware. [Read More]
British researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US court to creating and selling the Kronos banking Trojan [Read More]
U.S. defense contractors targeted by North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus [Read More]
Some have called the report down right biased, based on DirectDefense’s association with Cylance, a competitor of Carbon Black. [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberspy group APT28 targets hotels in Europe and their main target may be government and business travelers [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Malware

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Travis Greene's picture
To reduce exposure to malware, security teams need to learn the DevOps techniques that are being adopted across the rest of the IT organization.
Justin Fier's picture
The early indicators of the WannaCry attack were evident, but it spread too quickly for human security teams to react before it spread across the world like wildfire.
Jennifer Blatnik's picture
If the WannaCry incident taught us anything, it’s that global, widespread ransomware can and will impact organizations without any notice. The time to prepare is now.
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.