A new Equation Editor exploit goes commercial, as maldoc attacks using it spike

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:00:18 +0000

Weaponized RTF documents adopt CVE-2018-0798, another Equation Editor vulnerability<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/ltjXsAajVFc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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GandCrab 101: All about the most widely distributed ransomware of the moment

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:10 +0000

In this Sophos101 report, we’ll give you the lowdown on what you need to know about this, unfortunately, widely disseminated malware.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/QbQ2o1iJn68″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 5: a delivery vehicle for more malware

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:59:17 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet is a botnet in its own right, one so prolific and dominant that the United States CERT, the body tasked with tracking cyberthreats to the country, named Emotet in July, 2018 &#8220;among the most costly and destructive malware&#8221; to affect governments, enterprises and organizations large and small, and individual computer users. [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/A9JdHdI4I94″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 4: command and control

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:58:33 +0000

By SophosLabs Research The Emotet family could not do what it does without receiving a constant stream of instructions from its owners, or in the absence of the detailed level of feedback about its operating environment each bot sends home from an infected host machine. It also uses huge numbers of compromised websites that belong [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/tuvtIYBP4JI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 3: The Emotet executable

Credit to Author: hajnalkakope| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:57:54 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet&#8217;s arrival is usually preceded by a deceptive spam email, which has a malicious attachment. Opening the attachment starts a process which can lead to an Emotet infection. The Emotet application is an evolved binary, in the sense that it has gone through thousands of iterations over its existence. Its presence as [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/CfniXxu0bac” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 2: The malicious attachment and killchain

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:56:43 +0000

By SophosLabs Research The Emotet malware family is in a constant state of evolution and change. From day to day or week to week, the malware&#8217;s creators and distributors take an active role in changing up the killchain – the sequence of events that begins with a victim receiving a malicious file attachment, and ends [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/C8Iq5Z7cCTc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 1: The spam lure

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:55:43 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet operates on a mass scale. Everything it does, it does in bulk. A typical infection begins when the victim receives a specially crafted spam email. Emotet&#8217;s creators send these out by the thousands and, in some cases, the bots themselves send more. The lures employ mass-created malicious document files. The payload [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/7i2oOO4OT8A” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (February 25 – March 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:03:33 +0000

A roundup of the past week’s news, including mobile threats, viral scares, PDF tracking, and more.

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What you need to know for Patch Tuesday, August 2018

Credit to Author: Andrew ODonnell| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:16:44 +0000

With 23 critical vulnerabilities addressed in patches from Microsoft and Adobe, August is turning out to be a good month for updates — but don’t delay installing them.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/_Fw-RIvgU1s” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Spearphishers tool up for attack targeting builders

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:01:24 +0000

A sophisticated spearphishing attack targets construction contractors in Boulder County, Colorado in the latest iteration of a months-long campaign.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/jUtfsWaE0Zc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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CVE-2018-4990 – Adobe Reader Double Free (Zero Day) vulnerability alert!

Credit to Author: Prashant Kadam| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:10:48 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-4990 in Adobe Reader enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. Adobe has released a security advisory APSB18-09 on May 14, 2018 to address this issue. According to Adobe, the in-wild attack is targeted and it impacts limited Windows users. Vulnerable versions…

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