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An attack involving the Ryuk ransomware required 29 hours from an email being sent to the target to full environment compromise and the encryption of systems. [Read More]
Microsoft on Monday revealed that it worked with industry partners to shut down the infrastructure used by TrickBot operators and block efforts to revive the botnet. [Read More]
Organizations using the Playback Now conference platform have been targeted by cybercriminals with a payment card skimmer. [Read More]
Microsoft has warned users of a new and sophisticated Android ransomware that abuses notification services to display the ransom note. [Read More]
A previously unknown threat actor linked to Russia has been targeting Russian industrial organizations in an espionage campaign. [Read More]
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns of an increase in attacks targeting state and local governments with the Emotet Trojan. [Read More]
A new Mirai-based botnet is targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Tenda routers, according to researchers at Chinese cybersecurity company Qihoo 360. [Read More]
A group of China-linked hackers used a UEFI bootkit based on code from Hacking Team in attacks on organizations interested in North Korea. [Read More]
A North American merchant’s point-of-sale (POS) terminals were infected with a mix of POS malware earlier this year, Visa reports. [Read More]
The DoD and the DHS have warned organizations of attacks involving what they have described as a new malware variant named SLOTHFULMEDIA. [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.