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From PoC to Pwned: New Exploits Appear in Attacks Just Days After Disclosure

Recently, I  identified five Microsoft Office vulnerabilities from 2017 and 2018 that helped fuel an ongoing wave of attack campaigns. The security weaknesses were zero-days at the time of their...

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New Necurs Spam Campaign Targets Banks with Malicious .Wiz Files

It's been a summer of experimentation for attackers leveraging the Necurs botnet. In late May and early June, large waves of Necurs-distributed...

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Sep 2018
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Necurs Botnet Takes Aim at Banks with Targeted, Iterative Campaigns

After staying relatively quiet for the large part of the year, Necurs, the world's largest spam botnet, has sprung back to life this summer. Most...

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Aug 2018
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Attackers Use DOSfuscation to Sneak Downloaders Past AV

In the escalating cat-and-mouse game between attackers and security vendors one of the fundamental levers on the attackers' side is the use of...

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Aug 2018
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Malware Installs Ransomware or Coinminer Depending on Victim

During the past 12 months, one of the most notable trends in malware has been the massive decline in ransomware volume and corresponding boom in...

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Jul 2018
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Satan Relaunched as DBGer: The Evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the NotPetya outbreak. Even more so than WannaCry (which hit just one month prior), it was a seminal event...

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Jun 2018
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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
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Multi-Stage Microsoft Word Attack Drops Trojan Without Using Macros 

Attackers are constantly experimenting with new ways to deploy malware without triggering detection. An increasingly common tactic is to conduct...

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Apr 2018
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New AVCrypt Ransomware Attempts to Uninstall Antivirus Software

Seemingly still under development, analysis from researchers MalwareHunterTeam, Michael Gillespie, and Lawrence Abrams suggests "AVCrypt" has been...

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Mar 2018
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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
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Barkly vs. Backup-Deleting Zenis Ransomware

Researchers have spotted a new ransomware variant making the rounds. Dubbed "Zenis," this new ransomware is still being actively researched and...

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Mar 2018