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Cybersecurity agencies in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand release joint report on publicly available hacking tools [Read More]
Hackers exploit the Drupal vulnerability known as Drupalgeddon2 to install a backdoor on compromised servers [Read More]
A new piece of malware named Exaramel provides evidence that the Industroyer/Crashoverride malware used in the 2016 Ukraine power outage is linked to NotPetya [Read More]
The MuddyWater cyber-espionage campaign was observed using spear-phishing emails to target entities in more countries [Read More]
A group of hackers believed to be operating out of China was observed using popular Microsoft Office exploits for the delivery of malware [Read More]
The APT group tracked as FruityArmor has been using a Windows zero-day vulnerability in highly targeted attacks aimed at entities in the Middle East [Read More]
Betabot malware attempts to hide its presence by using all the tricks available, including anti-debugging, anti-virtual machine/sandbox, anti-disassembly and the ability to detect security products and analysis tools. [Read More]
A recently observed variant of the KONNI malware appears tied to a remote access Trojan (RAT) previously attributed to a North Korean actor, Palo Alto Networks security researchers reveal. [Read More]
Google has announced a series of policy changes and updates to improve the overall security of Chrome extensions. [Read More]
Microsoft warns that fileless malware attacks are on the rise, which comes in response to antiviruses being increasingly efficient at detecting malicious executable files [Read More]

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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.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
It remains to be seen whether more legitimate web operations will embrace the approach, but you can count on illegitimate and malicious use of cryptomining to grow robustly.
David Holmes's picture
Take a step back and realize that cryptocurrency mining is really just another form of malware, which is something you should be good at finding already.