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In-Memory .NET Attack “NanoCore RAT”

Malware, Phishing, Social Engineering Attacks

Malware is getting more and more sophisticated, especially when it comes to covering its tracks. Every day, we see modern malware employing innovative code-hiding techniques including obfuscation, bundling and infiltration — making the job of executable analysis engines that come with anti-virus and sandbox tools almost impossible. SlashNext recently discovered a new variant of NanoCore …

January 17th 2018

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Email-free phishing scam cracks open Google Drive, Gmail & Apps

Phishing

While email used to be the major infection vector for Social Engineering attacks, hackers no longer rely on it, rendering all email-based protection useless. Instead, phishing scams now target victims in environments they trust. Today, hackers create opportunities to engage via malvertisements on LinkedIn or Facebook pages, cloud content management sites, or within messaging apps …

January 10th 2018

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Return of Necurs with new Scarab Ransomware Campaign

Ransomware

The world’s largest spam botnet called “Necurs” generated over 10 million spam emails within just a few hours, as part of their campaign to spread “Scarab” ransomware. As you can see, the Necurs botnet targets “com and .co.uk-based email addresses. The SlashNext system is still seeing activity related to this malware, with the highest infection …

December 22nd 2017

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USAA Zero-Day Phishing Attack

Phishing

Phishing is a form of fraud attack based on social engineering techniques to steal confidential and personally identifiable information such as login credentials, credit card number, Social Security number, PIN, etc. While there are many phishing tactics, one of the simplest and most common methodologies is to simply scrape and clone the web pages of …

December 15th 2017

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We’re winning the battles but losing the war

General

Like many people reading this blog, I have spent a great deal of time on the front lines of the biggest conflict of our age – the cyberwar. Along the way I’ve reached the conclusion that while we are all fighting the good fight and winning some battles, we are ultimately losing the war. Like …

December 4th 2017

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