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The Central Bank of Seychelles announced that the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS) was targeted in a ransomware attack. [Read More]
Data center and colocation services provider Equinix this week revealed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. [Read More]
ESET security researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that specifically targets softswitches from Linknat. [Read More]
The Clark County School District says its computer system was infected by a ransomware attack during the first week of school and some employee personal information may have been exposed. [Read More]
A hacking group was observed employing a legitimate tool to gain visibility into and control of compromised cloud environments. [Read More]
The cyberspy group tracked as Evilnum was observed using updated tactics and tools in recent attacks. [Read More]
A JavaScript skimmer identified earlier this year uses dynamic loading to avoid detection by static malware scanners, Visa warns. [Read More]
A Chinese threat actor has been targeting both European diplomatic entities and the Tibetan community with the same strain of Sepulcher malware. [Read More]
Since February 2020, North Korean state-sponsored hackers have been targeting banks in multiple countries, several US agencies warn in a joint advisory. [Read More]
Microsoft warns that a new info-stealer malware named Anubis is now actively distributed in the wild. [Read More]

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Torsten George's picture
Ransomware is just one of many tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that threat actors are using to attack organizations by compromising remote user devices.
John Maddison's picture
Intent-based segmentation, deception technology, and an integrated security fabric are essential tools in beating malware designed to avoid detection and analysis.
Justin Fier's picture
The origin story of Mimikatz — a post-exploitation module that has enabled criminals to steal millions of passwords around the world — reads like an over-the-top spy thriller.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The truth is that quite a lot of malware is developed by an organization—an actual office of people that show up and spend their working day writing malware for a paycheck.
Erin O’Malley's picture
When ransomware strikes, there aren’t many options for response and recovery. Essentially, you can choose your own adventure and hope for the best.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
History shows that, in security, the next big thing isn’t always an entirely new thing. We have precedents—macro malware existed for decades before it really became a “thing.”
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The FUD crypter service industry is giving a second life to a lot of old and kind-of-old malware, which can be pulled off the shelf by just about anybody with confused ethics and a Bitcoin account.
John Maddison's picture
Cryptojacking malware grew from impacting 13% of all organizations in Q4 of 2017 to 28% of companies in Q1 of 2018, more than doubling its footprint.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
A study found that over 98 percent of malware making it to the sandbox array uses at least one evasive tactic, and 32 percent of malware samples making it to this stage could be classified as “hyper-evasive".
Justin Fier's picture
The cost of electricity has led some to take shortcuts in the search for power sources - individuals and organizations are now being breached by cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of corporate infrastructures.