Security Alert

New Sextortion Scam Flaunts Real Passwords, Rakes in $50,000 in a Week

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 their webcam to record video of them watching porn....

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Alert: Malware-Infected USB Drives Shipped to IBM Customers

In a security alert posted on its support site, IBM is warning customers who purchased IBM Storwize storage products that the USB drives...

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May 2017
Threats 101

Beyond the Hype of Fileless Malware: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

 In this week’s chat, the malware research team looks at the recent spikes in fileless malware attacks and answers questions from IT pros who want...

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Mar 2017
Barkly vs Malware

Using PowerShell to Bypass Antivirus: Mimikatz and "Mimidogz"

Black Hills researcher shows how even the simplest disguises can be enough to bypass AV.

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Jan 2017
Security Alert

New Variant of Credential Stealer "Fareit" Evades Detection, Underscores Importance of Runtime Alerts

With the spotlight on ransomware, new malware campaigns are quietly stealing victim credentials. Case in point: We’ve spotted a targeted attack...

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Jan 2017
Threats 101

Multi-stage Ransomware Attacks: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

In this week’s chat, the malware research team looks at the emergence of multi-stage ransomware attacks that seek to steal information in addition...

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Sep 2016
Security Alert

New Wave of Macro Malware: Hancitor Shows Off New Tricks

Macro-based malware disguised as invoice

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Sep 2016
Security Alert

New Strain of Fileless Malware Kovter Posing as Firefox Update

Late last week, we received an alert indicating malicious behavior on one of our Early Access users’ systems. Upon further investigation, it was...

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Jul 2016
Threats 101

How Malware Avoids Detection: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

In this week’s chat, the malware research team looks at the lengths malware authors go to in order to evade detection — from employing common...

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Jun 2016
Threats 101

How Fast Does Ransomware Encrypt Files? Faster than You Think

If there was any doubt ransomware is booming, these stats from Symantec's 2016 ISTR seem to settle it: 362,000 new crypto-ransomware variants...

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Apr 2016
Threats 101

How Ransomware Will Evolve Next: A Barkly Malware Research Chat

In this week’s chat, the Barkly malware research team looks at the latest developments in ransomware — from the first full-fledged ransomware for...

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Mar 2016