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The Dridex Trojan’s operators are expected to continue using the malware in attacks targeting the financial services sector, DHS warns. [Read More]
Two Romanian nationals have been sentenced to 20 and 18 years in prison in the United States for their roles in a multi-million dollar online fraud operation. [Read More]
A new piece of macOS malware linked to the North Korean hacking group Lazarus employs in-memory execution of payloads. [Read More]
A new Python-based RAT named PyXie has been used in campaigns targeting many industries. [Read More]
A destructive wiper dubbed ZeroCleare and linked to Iran has been used in attacks targeting the energy and industrial sectors in the Middle East. [Read More]
A vulnerability dubbed 'StrandHogg' has been exploited by malicious Android apps and hundreds of popular applications are at risk of being targeted. [Read More]
A worldwide law enforcement operation has resulted in the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM-RAT) being taken down completely. [Read More]
Dexphot malware has been leveraging numerous techniques for evasion, including random file names, fileless installation, and polymorphism. [Read More]
On The Border informs customers that a payment processing system used by its restaurants was infected with malware for several months. [Read More]
A recently discovered Android banking Trojan that features a narrow target list and two-step overlays is capable of stealing both login credentials and credit card data. [Read More]

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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.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Historical patterns and recent activity indicate that another major Necurs malware outbreak is looming just around the corner.