Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP’s Antivirus exposes Astaroth attack

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:51 +0000

Advanced technologies in Microsoft Defender ATP’s Antivirus exposed and defeated a widespread fileless campaign that completely “lived off the land” throughout a complex attack chain that run the info-stealing backdoor Astaroth directly in memory

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Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP next-gen protection exposes Astaroth attack

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:51 +0000

Advanced technologies in Microsoft Defender ATP next-generation protection exposed and defeated a widespread fileless campaign that completely “lived off the land” throughout a complex attack chain that run the info-stealing backdoor Astaroth directly in memory

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Informing Your Security Posture: How Cybercriminals Blend into the Background

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:00:23 +0000

Maintaining protection over an enterprise’s critical data, systems and assets is a continual uphill battle. Not only are chances good that the business’s digital footprint is growing through new applications, but hackers are also constantly bolstering their capabilities to silently breach platforms and maintain a presence under the radar of the IT team. In the…

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New ‘Under the Radar’ report examines modern threats and future technologies

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:01:44 +0000

Malwarebytes released a new report called “Under the Radar: The Future of Undetected Malware” that takes a look at current threats using next generation tricks, and how current security technologies stand up to these threats, as well as the threats to come.

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Fileless malware: part deux

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

In part two of this series on fileless malware, our malware analyst walks readers through two demonstrations of fileless malware attacks and shows the problems with detecting them using static signatures.

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Out of sight but not invisible: Defeating fileless malware with behavior monitoring, AMSI, and next-gen AV

Credit to Author: Windows Defender Research| Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:00:24 +0000

Removing the need for files is the next progression of attacker techniques. While fileless techniques used to be employed almost exclusively in sophisticated cyberattacks, they are now becoming widespread in common malware, too.

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Fileless malware: getting the lowdown on this insidious threat

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 16:48:35 +0000

In this series of articles, we provide an in-depth discussion of fileless malware and their related attacks. In part one, we cover a brief overview of the problems with and general features of fileless malware, laying the groundwork for technical analysis of various samples employing fileless and semi-fileless methods.

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Machine learning vs. social engineering

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:56 +0000

Machine learning is a key driver in the constant evolution of security technologies at Microsoft. Machine learning allows Microsoft 365 to scale next-gen protection capabilities and enhance cloud-based, real-time blocking of new and unknown threats. Just in the last few months, machine learning has helped us to protect hundreds of thousands of customers against ransomware,

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