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Steganography in contemporary cyberattacks

Steganography is the practice of sending data in a concealed format so the very fact of sending the data is disguised. The word steganography is a combination of the Greek words στεγανός (steganos), meaning “covered, concealed, or protected”, and γράφειν (graphein) meaning “writing”. Unlike cryptography, which conceals the contents of a secret message, steganography conceals […]

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Black Hat USA 2017 Recap

What do you get when you put hackers, gambling, and dogs together? Black Hat USA 2017  …and a random zoo conference happening next door. Last week, we wrapped up another successful trip to Las Vegas for Black Hat. For those of you who couldn’t make it or had too much Vegas fun and need a reminder […]

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Enemy at the gates: Reviewing the Magnitude exploit kit redirection chain

Over the last few months, we have been keeping an eye on the Magnitude exploit kit which is mainly used to deliver the Cerber ransomware to specific countries in Asia. Our telemetry shows that South Korea is most impacted via ongoing malvertising campaigns. When a visitor goes to a website that monetizes its traffic via […]