Stats & Trends

The 5 Microsoft Office Zero-Days Behind a Surge in Recent Attacks

Exploits are valuable commodities among bad actors. Unlike social engineering, exploits don’t require human interaction, though malefactors do sometimes deploy them with the help of phishing...

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Security Alert

Massive RAT Campaign Uses Brand-New Trick to Weaponize PDFs

Last week, researchers at Proofpoint observed a massive new malspam campaign consisting of hundreds of thousands of emails distributed by the...

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Jul 2018
Security Alert

New Sextortion Scam Flaunts Real Passwords, Rakes in $250,000 in Two Weeks

In a new twist to an old scam, criminals are sending out emails claiming they've infected the recipients’ computers with malware and have used...

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Jul 2018
Security Alert

Windows .SettingContent-ms Files Weaponized to Bypass Security, Deliver Malware

Legitimate file type offers attackers code execution Attackers are always on the lookout for legitimate programs or file types that can be abused...

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Jul 2018
Security Alert

IQY Files Used to Evade AV, Download Malware via Excel

IQY files: Attackers have a new trick up their sleeves Researchers have spotted a fresh series of spam email campaigns taking an interesting new...

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Jun 2018
How to

5 Simple Ways to Block Most Malware, Even if You Don't Have a SOC

If you’re in charge of protecting a small or mid-size business from malware attacks, we have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: Malware...

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Jun 2018
Barkly vs Malware

Double Kill Exploit May Be Heading for Widespread Abuse

Among the 67 vulnerabilities that Microsoft released patches for this month, two garner special attention for being leveraged in active attack...

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May 2018
Threats 101

What Makes SamSam, the Ransomware that Crippled Atlanta, So Different

When news broke on March 22 that the City of Atlanta was grappling with a ransomware infection, it understandably made national headlines. Here...

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May 2018
Security Alert

Alert: Working Exploit Released for "Total Meltdown" Bug Introduced by Microsoft

Remember the simpler days? Before Meltdown and Spectre turned patching Windows systems into a complete mess?  This week the saga took yet another...

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Apr 2018
Stats & Trends

5-Minute Highlights from Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

Every year, the incident response team at Verizon Enterprise Solutions releases their highly-anticipated Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR),...

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Apr 2018
Barkly vs Malware

City of Atlanta Hit with SamSam Ransomware: 5 Key Things to Know

Atlanta city officials held a press conference on Thursday to confirm the city is actively grappling with a ransomware infection, resulting in...

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Mar 2018