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Trickbot-Infected Machines Drop Emotet Samples
It's reportedly the first time this has happened since the takedown of Emotet in January 2021, say the researchers who made the discovery.
December 08, 2021
It's reportedly the first time this has happened since the takedown of Emotet in January 2021, say the researchers who made the discovery.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 08, 2021
2 min read
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Google Disrupts Botnet Targeting Windows Machines
The company has also launched litigation against the Glupteba botnet, marking the first lawsuit against a blockchain-enabled botnet.
December 07, 2021
The company has also launched litigation against the Glupteba botnet, marking the first lawsuit against a blockchain-enabled botnet.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 07, 2021
2 min read
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The Dark Web Has Its Own People's Court
Many underground forums have processes for arbitrating disputes between cybercriminals.
December 07, 2021
Many underground forums have processes for arbitrating disputes between cybercriminals.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
December 07, 2021
5 min read
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Microsoft Seizes Malicious Websites Used by Prolific Chinese APT Group
The so-called Nikel cyber espionage attack group - aka APT15, Vixen Panda, KE3CHANG, Royal APT, and Playful Dragon - has been in Microsoft's sights since 2016.
December 06, 2021
The so-called Nikel cyber espionage attack group - aka APT15, Vixen Panda, KE3CHANG, Royal APT, and Playful Dragon - has been in Microsoft's sights since 2016.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 06, 2021
1 min read
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Russian Actors Behind SolarWinds Attack Hit Global Business & Government Targets
Clusters of activity associated with the attack group behind last year's supply chain breach reveal novel techniques, researchers say.
December 06, 2021
Clusters of activity associated with the attack group behind last year's supply chain breach reveal novel techniques, researchers say.
by Kelly Sheridan, Senior Editor
December 06, 2021
5 min read
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US Military Has Acted Against Ransomware Groups: Report
Gen. Paul Nakasoke, head of US Cyber Command and director of the NSA, said the military has taken offensive action against ransomware groups.
December 06, 2021
Gen. Paul Nakasoke, head of US Cyber Command and director of the NSA, said the military has taken offensive action against ransomware groups.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 06, 2021
1 min read
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SEARCH for Hidden Cyber Threats: 6 Steps to Unleash a Hyper-effective Threat Hunting Team
SEARCH is a carefully-tuned methodology that balances people, process and technology for threat hunters actively searching for, and disrupting, distinctly human threats.
December 06, 2021
SEARCH is a carefully-tuned methodology that balances people, process and technology for threat hunters actively searching for, and disrupting, distinctly human threats.
by Scott Taschler, Director of Product Marketing for CrowdStrike
December 06, 2021
5 min read
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NSO Group Spyware Used to Breach US State Dept. Phones
At least nine US State Department employee iPhones were targeted with sophisticated spyware developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group.
December 03, 2021
At least nine US State Department employee iPhones were targeted with sophisticated spyware developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 03, 2021
2 min read
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Logiq.ai Tackles Observability Problem With LogFlow
LogFlow addresses data risks associated with machine data pipelines.
December 03, 2021
LogFlow addresses data risks associated with machine data pipelines.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 03, 2021
2 min read
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USB Devices the Common Denominator in All Attacks on Air-Gapped Systems
A new study of 17 malware frameworks shows threat actors always use USB drives to sneak malware into air-gapped environments and then steal data from there.
December 03, 2021
A new study of 17 malware frameworks shows threat actors always use USB drives to sneak malware into air-gapped environments and then steal data from there.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
December 03, 2021
6 min read
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Planned Parenthood LA Breach Compromises 400,000 Patients' Data
The breach, which compromised data such as insurance details and prescription information, took place between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17.
December 02, 2021
The breach, which compromised data such as insurance details and prescription information, took place between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 02, 2021
2 min read
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Key Characteristics of Malicious Domains: Report
Newer top-level domains and certain hosting providers are frequent sources of malicious content, while newly registered domains and free SSL certificates are not any more likely than average to be risky, new research shows.
December 02, 2021
Newer top-level domains and certain hosting providers are frequent sources of malicious content, while newly registered domains and free SSL certificates are not any more likely than average to be risky, new research shows.
by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
December 02, 2021
5 min read
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APT Groups Adopt New Phishing Method. Will Cybercriminals Follow?
APT actors from Russia, China, and India have been observed using the RTF-template injection technique that researchers say is poised for wider adoption.
December 01, 2021
APT actors from Russia, China, and India have been observed using the RTF-template injection technique that researchers say is poised for wider adoption.
by Kelly Sheridan, Senior Editor
December 01, 2021
5 min read
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Russian Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Running 'Bulletproof' Hosting for Cybercrime
Service hosted Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, Blackhole Exploit Kit malware aimed at US companies and financial institutions.
December 01, 2021
Service hosted Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, Blackhole Exploit Kit malware aimed at US companies and financial institutions.
by Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading
December 01, 2021
1 min read
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New Ransomware Variant Could Become Next Big Threat
"Yanluowang" strain appears to be establishing itself in the cybercrime marketplace, experts say.
December 01, 2021
"Yanluowang" strain appears to be establishing itself in the cybercrime marketplace, experts say.
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
December 01, 2021
5 min read
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