Perspectives on Russian hacking

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:42:51 +0000

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed.

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PBot: a Python-based adware

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Recently, we came across a Python-based sample dropped by an exploit kit. Although it arrives under the disguise of a MinerBlocker, it has nothing in common with miners. In fact, it seems to be PBot: a Python-based adware.

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Magnitude exploit kit switches to GandCrab ransomware

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:58:26 +0000

After being faithful to its own Magniber ransomware for several months, Magnitude EK joins others to adopt GandCrab.

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5 cybersecurity questions retailers must ask to protect their businesses

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

If retailers think they already have much to worry about, they have another thing coming— cybersecurity—and it’s no longer something they can keep on the back burner. This piece helps retailers ask the right cybersecurity questions to protect their businesses.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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Week in security (April 09 – April 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:05:00 +0000

A roundup of the security news from April 09 – April 16, including fake updates, safe messaging, and Facebook spammers. And our quarterly CTNT report is out.

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Facebook spammers making things worse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Adding to Facebook’s burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another.

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Encryption 101: decryption tool code walkthrough

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:34:39 +0000

In our final installment of the Encryption 101 series, we walk you through the source code of the Princess Locker decryption tool.

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Keeping your business and personal instant messages secure

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Most people want to know their instant messages are securely wrapped up—whether that’s for personal privacy or protecting business communications. There are a lot of solutions out there for better securing IMs.

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‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Browser update? Do not trust, and do verify before downloading potential malware.

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