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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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Must-Know Ransomware Statistics 2018

For the first time in years, ransomware is no longer the top payload of choice. The majority of criminal groups are switching to banking trojans...

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Aug 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
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GandCrab, Saturn, and Data Keeper: 3 New Ransomware-as-a-Service Platforms Gaining Steam

If malware were a traveling roadshow, ransomware would no longer be the headliner. The once undisputed heavyweight champion of payloads has taken...

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Feb 2018
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SamSam Ransomware Attacks Surging, Net $325,000 in Past 4 Weeks

2018 may just three weeks old, but already we're seeing reports of a dangerous ransomware campaign in full swing. 

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Jan 2018
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File Spider Ransomware Gives 96 Hours to Pay

According to researchers @malwarehunterteam and @LawrenceAbrams, File Spider is currently being distributed through malspam and is spreading in...

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Dec 2017
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New Ransomware HC7 Spreads via Legitimate Admin Tools

One of the big attack trends we've seen in 2017 has been a focus on infiltrating organizations through publicly accessible Remote Desktop Protocol...

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Dec 2017
Security Alert

Alert: Massive New Scarab Ransomware Campaign

Necurs, the botnet previously responsible for spreading Locky ransomware and the Dridex banking trojan, is once again being used to blast out a...

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Nov 2017
Security Alert

New Locky Ransomware Campaigns Blast 27 Million Emails in 24 Hours

An aggressive ransomware threat On Tuesday, September 19th, researchers at Barracuda Networks reported they had detected a massive wave of spam...

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Sep 2017