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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in March 2016
In Brief: The Unusual Suspects -- DeMystifying Attack Groups
In Brief: The Unusual Suspects -- DeMystifying Attack Groups
Dark Reading Videos  |  3/31/2016  | 
Your adversary is an imperfect human being. Use that knowledge to fight back.
Apples Workflow For Enterprise iOS App Distribution Vulnerable To Attack
News  |  3/31/2016  | 
Millions of iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 can be exploited if enrolled in mobile device management, Check Point Software says.
Business Disruption A Big Focus In 2015 Cyberattacks
News  |  3/30/2016  | 
In a shift from the low and slow attacks of recent years, many incidents last year were attention seeking and were motivated not just by money, according to Mandiant's annual report.
Dangerous New USB Trojan Discovered
News  |  3/25/2016  | 
'USB Thief' could be used for targeted purposes, researchers at ESET say.
How 4 Startups Are Harnessing AI In The Invisible Cyberwar
Commentary  |  3/25/2016  | 
Cybersecurity startups are setting their scopes on a potential goldmine of automated systems they hope will be more effective than hiring human enterprise security teams.
Apple Zero-Day Flaw Leaves OS X Systems Vulnerable to Attack
News  |  3/24/2016  | 
All versions of OS X including El Capitan affected by bug, SentinelOne says
Multiple Hospitals Hit In Ransomware Attack Wave
News  |  3/23/2016  | 
In the past week alone, three hospitals have reported being victimized by cyber-extortionists.
New Apple iPhone Malware Exploits DRM Mechanism To Spread
News  |  3/17/2016  | 
But threat limited mainly to users looking to jailbreak phone or install pirated apps.
Ransomware Will Spike As More Cybercrime Groups Move In
News  |  3/16/2016  | 
The lure of easy money attracting organized groups is a trend that spells more trouble for enterprises, researchers say.
Ransomware: Putting Companies Between A Rock And A Hard Place
News  |  3/15/2016  | 
Paying a ransom encourages more attacks, but sometimes not paying could end up being a lot costlier
When Encryption Becomes The Enemys Best Friend
News  |  3/5/2016  | 
The growth in SSL/TLS traffic has made it a lot easier for threat actors to slip attacks and malware past enterprise defenses.
Using Offensive Security Mindset To Create Best Defense
Using Offensive Security Mindset To Create Best Defense
Dark Reading Videos  |  3/2/2016  | 
Carbon Black's CTO and chief security strategist talk about how their background in offensive security helps them think like attackers, and better defend against them.
The Unusual Suspects: Demystifying Attack Groups Through Threat Intelligence
The Unusual Suspects: Demystifying Attack Groups Through Threat Intelligence
Dark Reading Videos  |  3/1/2016  | 
Colin McKinty, vice president of cybersecurity strategy, Americas, for BAE Systems talks about the importance of knowing your adversary.
Chinese Threat Intel Start-up Finds DarkHotel Exploiting Chinese Telecom
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
New China-based threat intelligence company ThreatBook wants to be the 'trusted contact in China.'


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Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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