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South Korean web hosting company Nayana agreed to pay $1 million in Bitcoin after a ransomware attack hit 153 Linux servers. [Read More]
The SOREBRECT ransomware family incorporates a combination of fileless attack and code-injection, Trend Micro security researchers warn. [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the CrashOverride/Industroyer malware used in the December 2016 Ukraine power grid attack [Read More]
Industrial companies around the world targeted in phishing attacks believed to be originating in Nigeria [Read More]
University College London, awarded the status of "centre of excellence in cyber-security research" by the UK's GCHQ, has been hit by ransomware. [Read More]
Researchers spotted a new cyber espionage campaign involving Kasperagent malware. Targets unclear, but Palestine-themed documents used as decoy [Read More]
Six people arrested and dozens interviewed in international law enforcement operation targeting users of tools designed to help malware evade detection [Read More]
US-CERT has issued an alert to warn organizations of North Korea’s Hidden Cobra activity, particularly one of its DDoS botnets [Read More]
Hot on the heels of MacRansom Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) comes the first malware-as-a-service (MaaS) targeting Mac users, offered for prices starting as low as free, AlienVault reveals. [Read More]
Latvian national Peteris Sahurovs extradited to the US for his role in a scareware operation that caused losses of millions of dollars [Read More]

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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.