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BSides Manchester: Malvertising – under the hood

I’ve talked about malvertising a fair bit at security events down the years and I was lucky enough to be able to add to the tally at this month’s BSides Manchester conference. Whether your preferred variety is desktop, mobile, or even virtual/augmented reality, there’s hopefully something here for everyone. “Malvertising: under the hood” covers the following […]

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Introducing WhiteBear

As a part of our Kaspersky APT Intelligence Reporting subscription, customers received an update in mid-February 2017 on some interesting APT activity that we called WhiteBear. Much of the contents of that report are reproduced here. WhiteBear is a parallel project or second stage of the Skipper Turla cluster of activity documented in another private […]

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Malware vaccination tricks: blue pills or red pills

First, let me explain what I mean by malware vaccination tricks. Most of you will have heard about some of these. Vaccination tricks are in fact techniques that use safety checks done by malware against that same malware. The malware checks for the presence of certain files or registry keys as a sign that the […]