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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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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A week in security (April 02 – April 08)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:16:54 +0000

A roundup of the security news from April 02 – April 08, including postal scams, ransomware, fake phone apps, and more.

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Labs CTNT report shows shift in threat landscape to cryptomining

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.

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LockCrypt ransomware: weakness in code can lead to recovery

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:00:54 +0000

A lesser-known variant called LockCrypt ransomware has been creeping around under the radar since June 2017. We take a look inside its code and expose its flaws.

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Encryption 101: Decryptor’s thought process

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000

In the previous parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we covered the basics of encryption, walked through a live example of a ransomware in detail, and talked about encryption weaknesses. In this part of the encryption 101 series, we will begin wrapping it up by going into detail on a ransomware with weak…

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A week in security (March 19 – March 25)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:00:07 +0000

A roundup of notable security news from March 19 to 25, including data theft, ransomware, phone addiction, and more.

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