StopRansomware.gov brings together information on stopping and surviving ransomware attacks

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:30:12 +0000

StopRansomware.gov is designed to be a one-stop hub for ransomware resources.

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Ransomware’s Russia problem

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:55:49 +0000

Ransomware really, really doesn’t want to run in Russia or members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Task Force delivers strategic plan to address global ransomware problem

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:52:52 +0000

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) has proposed a sorely needed response to the rising ransomware threat.

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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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Malicious doc “builders” abandon old exploits wholesale

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:15:26 +0000

A key piece of the malware ecosystem adopts new vulnerabilities, and scraps old exploits, in record time<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/gKMCGkmvrcQ” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’ – An Analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro, CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a look…

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a…

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An emerging trend of DDE based Office malware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:27:30 +0000

For the past few years, we have been seeing macro-based attacks through Object Linking Embedding (OLE)/Microsoft Office files. But, presently, attackers are using a different technique to spread malware through Office files – using a new attack vector called ‘Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)’. DDE is an authorized Microsoft Office feature that provides several methods for transferring data between applications. Once the communication protocol is established, it doesn’t require user interactions…

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