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Content tagged with Advanced Threats posted in April 2016
Pro-ISIS Hacking Groups Growing, Unifying, But Still Unskilled
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Flashpoint report outlines the patchwork of hacking groups and the validity of their claims to fame.
'Dogspectus' Breaks New Ground For Android Ransomware
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Blue Coat says it's the first Android ransomware that installs without user interaction
Crowdsourcing The Dark Web: A One-Stop Ran$om Shop
Commentary  |  4/26/2016  | 
Say hello to Ran$umBin, a new kind of ransom market dedicated to criminals and victims alike.
Malware At Root Of Bangladesh Bank Heist Lies To SWIFT Financial Platform
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
Customized malware hid $81 million of wire transfers until the money had been safely laundered.
Microsoft: Keep Calm But Vigilant About Ransomware
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Though a growing problem, ransomware is still nowhere as prevalent as other threats, Microsoft says.
SpyEye Creators Sentenced To Long Prison Terms
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
FBI found that arrest halted the release of nasty SpyEye 2.0.
MIT AI Researchers Make Breakthrough On Threat Detection
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
New artificial intelligence platform offers 3x detection capabilities with 5x fewer false positives.
8 Active APT Groups To Watch
Slideshows  |  4/16/2016  | 
Ever wonder who's behind some of the attacks we hear about in the news? Here are eight advanced persistent threat (APT) groups that operate some of the most successful and well-known malware campaigns worldwide.
5 Steps to Improve Your Software Supply Chain Security
Commentary  |  4/14/2016  | 
Organizations that take control of their software supply chains will see tremendous gains in developer productivity, improved quality, and lower risk.
Java Deserialization: Running Faster Than a Bear
Commentary  |  4/14/2016  | 
Software components that were once good can sour instantly when new vulnerabilities are discovered within them. When that happens, the bears are coming, and you have to respond quickly.
Zero-Day Discoveries A Once-A-Week Habit
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Symantec threat report shows growth in zero-day vulns to enable more targeted attacks.
Imagining The Ransomware Of The Future
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
Cisco Talos Lab paints a dark picture of what ransomware could have in store next.
Dridex Malware Now Used For Stealing Payment Card Data
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
An analysis of Dridex infrastructure shows dangerous changes, potentially new operators.
Adobe Issues Emergency Updates For Zero-Day Flaw in Flash Player
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
Memory corruption flaw is being exploited in the wild to distribute ransomware samples like Locky and Cerber.
7 Lessons From The Panama Papers Leak
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Hopefully your organization isn't hiding as many dark secrets as Mossack Fonseca, but the incident still brings helpful hints about data security, breach response, and breach impact.
Panama Papers Leak Exposes Tax Evasion -- And Poor Data Security, Data Integrity Practices
Quick Hits  |  4/4/2016  | 
Whether an insider leak or an outsider hack, an exposure of 11.5 million documents definitely falls under the infosec umbrella.
Ransomware Authors Break New Ground With Petya
News  |  4/1/2016  | 
Instead of encrypting files on disk, Petya goes for the jugular by encrypting the entire disk instead, says F-Secure.


Commentary
How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical Director,  3/3/2021
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'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  3/2/2021
News
Attackers Turn Struggling Software Projects Into Trojan Horses
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  2/26/2021
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