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A news website in Georgia delivers a new version of the old Mac Trojan dubbed Leverage to Safari users [Read More]
A recent survey discovered that the vast majority of organizations in the United States weren’t prepared for the WannaCry ransomware attack, just one in ten ended up being infected. [Read More]
Kaspersky attributes more than 600 malware samples to a China-linked cyberspy group that has targeted Southeast Asia since at least 2012 [Read More]
Cybercriminals are testing a new component that can help the Emotet Trojan spread on internal networks [Read More]
A massive botnet that remained under the radar for the past five years managed to infect around half a million computers and allows operators to “execute anything on the infected host,” ESET researchers warn. [Read More]
FedEx says TNT is still working on restoring critical systems affected by the NotPetya malware, but some data may never be recovered [Read More]
The DarkHotel APT, known mostly for targeting business travelers, spotted attacking political figures via new methods [Read More]
A piece of malware dubbed SHELLBIND uses the Samba exploit dubbed SambaCry in attacks targeted at NAS devices [Read More]
A new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware was recently observed, appending the .EXTE extension to the targeted files, security researchers warn. [Read More]
A recently observed feature-rich backdoor is capable of spying on its victim’s activities by recording full videos with the help of the "ffmpeg" application, Malwarebytes warns. [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.