This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 15:31:17 +0000

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. But the reality is most malicious software also has its share of security holes that open the door for security researchers or ne’er-do-wells to liberate or else seize control over already-hacked systems. Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals.

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Labs quarterly report finds ransomware’s gone rampant against businesses

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

This quarter, we noticed one threat dominating the landscape so much it deserved its own hard look. Ransomware is back in a big way, targeting businesses with brute force.

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2018 Malware Forecast: ransomware hits hard, continues to evolve

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:00:31 +0000

SophosLabs looked at the most prolific ransomware variants. And, we offer you the tools to better defend against them.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=43824&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/KUjPWMy0Kt8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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2018 Malware Forecast: ransomware hits hard, crosses platforms

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:00:31 +0000

SophosLabs looked at the most prolific ransomware variants. And, we offer you the tools to better defend against them.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=43824&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/KUjPWMy0Kt8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:00:27 +0000

In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams.

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Week in Security (August 7 – August 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:51:26 +0000

A compilation of security news and blog posts from Monday the 7th of August to August 14th. We looked at security certificates and the new bloated Cerber ransomware.

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Cerber ransomware delivered in format of a different order of Magnitude

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:54:54 +0000

We review a trick that the Magnitude exploit kit uses to bypass security scanners.

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Enemy at the gates: Reviewing the Magnitude exploit kit redirection chain

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:00:06 +0000

This post shines some light on a ‘gate’ belonging to the geo-targeted Magnitude exploit kit.

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