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Researchers from an Israeli threat intelligence firm SenseCy discovered a new Android RAT called MobiHok that was built using recycled source code from the MobeRat malware. [Read More]
A ransomware incident in Flagstaff Arizona is being used as an example of how to prepare for and mitigate the effects of ransomware. [Read More]
A dropped, dubbed WiryJMPer and disguised as a virtual coin wallet, has been using heavy obfuscation in attacks delivering Netwire. [Read More]
The Russian hackers behind the 2016 Crashoverride/Industroyer attack that caused a power outage in Ukraine may have been hoping to cause more serious damage. [Read More]
The WatchBog cryptocurrency-mining botnet is heavily reliant on the Pastebin website for command and control (C&C) operations. [Read More]
A North Korea-linked hacker group tracked as Kimsuky and Smoke Screen has been using uncommon file formats to help their malware evade detection. [Read More]
A Connecticut school district's teachers are working without computer access less than a week after a second malware attack targeted the district's servers. [Read More]
ESET security researchers have discovered a new backdoor associated with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-linked Stealth Falcon threat actor. [Read More]
U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has added 11 malware samples to VirusTotal, all of which appear related to the notorious North Korean-linked threat group Lazarus. [Read More]
The China-linked threat actor tracked as Thrip has continued to target entities in Southeast Asia and Symantec has determined that it’s actually a subgroup of Billbug/Lotus Blossom. [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.