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Why Demand Ransom When You Can Crypto Mine?


Since the onset of malware, the ability to make money by attacking companies has become a lucrative business. As attacks became more and more prevalent, enterprises invested more in protecting themselves. They hired and trained threat researchers, and as more sophisticated tools were developed they were quickly adopted to protect the enterprise. Like any other …

January 29th 2018

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How did we get here?


In my previous blog post, I share my perspective on the current state of IT security based on almost 20 years of experience as a CISO. In this post, I’ll tell you how I think we got here. Before we can stop fighting battles and start winning this cyberwar, we need to understand how it …

January 24th 2018

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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


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


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 email addresses. The SlashNext system is still seeing activity related to this malware, with the highest infection …

December 22nd 2017

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