When coin miners evolve, Part 2: Hunting down LemonDuck and LemonCat attacks

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:00:59 +0000

LemonDuck is an actively updated and robust malware primarily known for its botnet and cryptocurrency mining objectives. Today, beyond using resources for its traditional bot and mining activities, LemonDuck steals credentials, removes security controls, spreads via emails, moves laterally, and ultimately drops more tools for human-operated activity.

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Checklist to help secure your Building Management Systems and to prevent cybercrime

Credit to Author: Darren Lovelock| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:00:31 +0000

Darren Lovelock is Managing Director at Lloret Group, a certified Building Management Systems (BMS) EcoXpert. Cybercrime is on the increase, yet some businesses still don’t take the matter seriously enough…. Read more »

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Mitigating Ransomware Attacks: How to keep you and your family safe

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:51:12 +0000

There’s a rise in ransomware attacks, and they’re becoming deadlier and more dangerous than ever! A report by…

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Attack AI systems in Machine Learning Evasion Competition

Credit to Author: Emma Jones| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:00:21 +0000

Today, we are launching MLSEC.IO, a new machine learning security evasion competition as an educational effort for the AI and security communities to exercise their muscle to attack critical AI systems in a realistic setting.

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BazaCall: Phony call centers lead to exfiltration and ransomware

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:00:11 +0000

Our continued investigation into BazaCall campaigns, those that use fraudulent call centers that trick unsuspecting users into downloading the BazaLoader malware, shows that this threat is more dangerous than what’s been discussed publicly in other security blogs and covered by the media.

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Zero Trust Adoption Report: How does your organization compare?

Credit to Author: Emma Jones| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:00:40 +0000

The last decade has been full of disruptions that have required organizations to adapt and accelerate their security transformation. As we look forward to the next major disruption—the move to hybrid work—one thing is clear: the pace of change isn’t slowing down.

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Combing through the fuzz: Using fuzzy hashing and deep learning to counter malware detection evasion techniques

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:00:17 +0000

A new approach for malware classification combines deep learning with fuzzy hashing. Fuzzy hashes identify similarities among malicious files and a deep learning methodology inspired by natural language processing (NLP) better identifies similarities that actually matter, improving detection quality and scale of deployment.

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