Gamaredon – When nation states don’t pay all the bills

By Warren Mercer and Vitor Ventura. Gamaredon is a threat actor, active since at least 2013, that has long been associated with pro-Russian activities in several reports throughout the years. It is extremely aggressive and is usually not associated with high-visibility campaigns, Cisco Talos sees it is incredibly active and we believe the group is […]

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Adversaries exploit supply chains, double down on COVID-19 and ransomware

Supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats prove to be more prolific than ever, a CrowdStrike report suggests. eCrime attacks made up 79% of all intrusions (via hands-on-keyboard activity). Among a popular vector for cybercriminals is the supply chain as it allows malicious actors to propagate multiple downstream targets from a single intrusion. […]

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Most security pros think a WAF is high maintenance

An organization’s web application firewall (WAF) is a critical line of defense in protecting proprietary and customer data, but the concern is that some organizations are spending an outsized allotment of resources on modifying these mission-critical elements, a Neustar report reveals. The survey showed that nearly 85% of organizations feel they are spending at least […]

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Business email compromise is a top concern for banks

Bottomline and Strategic Treasurer released the results of a survey that gathered details about corporate and banking experiences, actions and plans regarding fraud. Results show that the pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response to it, with corporate and banking alignment on defensive automation. Banks worry about business email compromise Spending more/significantly […]

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Masslogger campaigns exfiltrates user credentials

By Vanja Svajcer. News summary As protection techniques develop, attackers are finding it harder to successfully attack their targets and must find creative ways to succeed. Cisco Talos recently discovered a campaign utilizing a variant of the Masslogger trojan designed to retrieve and exfiltrate user credentials from multiple sources such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome […]

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Malware increased by 358% in 2020

A research study conducted by Deep Instinct reports on the hundreds of millions of attempted cyberattacks that occurred every day throughout 2020 showing malware increased by 358% overall and ransomware increased by 435% as compared with 2019. Report highlights Distribution of Emotet malware skyrocketed in 2020 by 4,000%. Malware threats attacking Android phones increased by […]

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