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Security researchers were able to link one of the hacking groups operating under the Magecart umbrella to the infamous threat actor known as the Cobalt Group. [Read More]
Hackers continue to target the Drupal vulnerability named Drupalgeddon2 to install malware onto unpatched systems. [Read More]
Attackers using the Adwind remote access Trojan (RAT) are targeting petroleum firms in the United States in a recent campaign. [Read More]
MasterMana malware is sufficiently sophisticated to avoid automatic detections during infection, but not so sophisticated that it attracts the eye of the APT threat hunters. [Read More]
Hundreds of US municipalities, schools and health organizations have been hit by ransomware in 2019, leading to massive service disruptions. [Read More]
Wood Ranch Medical, a small medical provider located in Simi Valley, CA, is closing permanently after a ransomware attack destroyed customer data. [Read More]
A recently identified data stealer is using Telegram to exfiltrate the information harvested from the victims’ machines, Juniper Networks security researchers reveal. [Read More]
Microsoft Office macros that collectively act as a stage downloader are utilizing Microsoft SQL queries to fetch malicious payloads. [Read More]
Researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that attempts to ensnare IoT devices in Europe into a DDoS-capable botnet that they have dubbed Gucci. [Read More]
A recent malware delivery campaign employs advanced fileless techniques and an elusive network infrastructure that allows it to remain largely undetected. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Malware

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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.