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BSides Denver 2017

Everyone loves a decent security conference, and BSides Denver provides one with space to breathe. Folks in sunny Colorado looking for a fine local gathering found talks on advanced social engineering, APT herding, securing smart cities and more. Even though … Continue reading

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WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world. In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRY” added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCry”, is initiated … Continue reading

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The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r

Something that many security researchers have feared has indeed come true. Threat actors have integrated a critical exploit taking advantage of a popular communication protocol used by Windows systems, crippling thousands of computers worldwide with ransomware. Within hours of being … Continue reading

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WanaCrypt0r ransomware hits it big just before the weekend

Reports of two massive, global ransomware attacks are dominating the news. As workers in Europe are heading home for the weekend, ransomware is shutting down their systems. Here’s what we know so far. Big targets National Health Service (NHS) England, … Continue reading

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DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

News Overview Thanks to IoT botnets, DDoS attacks have finally turned from something of a novelty into an everyday occurrence. According to the A10 Networks survey, this year the ‘DDoS of Things’ (DoT) has reached critical mass – in each … Continue reading

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New ‘Jaff’ ransomware via Necurs asks for 2 BTC

There is yet another ransomware on the block, but contrary to the many copycats out there this one appears to be more serious and widespread since it is part of the Necurs spam campaigns. Originally identified by security researcher S!Ri, the … Continue reading

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False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We Achieved the Best Results

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Indeed, this is a very inconvenient matter that some developers tend to overlook (or try to … Continue reading

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Adware the series, part 3

In this series of posts, we will be using the flowchart below to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. Our objective is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for … Continue reading

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A week in security (May 01 – May 07)

Last week, we reported about that fake Google Docs app in real time as it wrecks havoc among GMail users worldwide. We also pushed out part 2 of our series on adware. During World Password Day, we highlighted the fact … Continue reading

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HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

Last year, the Transmission torrent app was hacked not just once, but twice, to install the KeRanger ransomware and, later, the Keydnap backdoor. Now, the same thing has happened to the popular DVD-ripping HandBrake app, which is installing a new … Continue reading

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