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UBoatRAT is a newly discovered custom remote access Trojan (RAT) used in attacks on personnel or organizations related to South Korea and the video gaming industry, Palo Alto Networks reveal. [Read More]
A newly discovered backdoor that has managed to infect over one thousand Android devices was designed to steal sensitive data from popular social media applications, Google reveals. [Read More]
New variant of Mirai malware targets ZyXEL devices using recently disclosed default credentials [Read More]
The Necurs botnet, the world's largest spam botnet, is delivering a new version of the Scarab ransomware in a new wave of attacks start started in late November 2017. [Read More]
A newly observed variant of the macOS-targeting Proton malware is spreading through a blog spoofing that of legitimate security company Symantec. [Read More]
Researchers discovered new Android malware apparently being used by the North Korea-linked Lazarus group to target users in South Korea [Read More]
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]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
There are several mitigation measures and best practices that you can adopt to improve your organization’s security posture and reduce the risk of supply chain infections.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
In the cat-and-mouse game between security providers and malware authors, cybercriminals keep innovating and experimenting – a dynamic seen in the recent resurgence of the Locky ransomware.
Jack Danahy's picture
While devastating to the victims, the recent rash of ransomware has been helpful in putting an objective and quantifiable face on modern threats associated in cybersecurity.
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.