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Poseidon Has Taken Up Spearfishing

Poseidon is a Portuguese-speaking targeted attack group that has been considered active since at least 2005, while the very first sample found by Kaspersky points to 2001. 124 more words

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ThreatSTOP Report: BlackEnergy

Attacks on critical infrastructure are a top concern for government officials and the private sector alike. The ramifications of losing power can be life threatening and have a negative impact on operations of businesses and public services. 114 more words

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Don't Fall Prey to Ransomware

Ransomware is an ingenious method used by criminals to extract money from their victims. The basic scenario is:

  • Potential victim clicks on–or is redirected to–a malicious website…
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I Smell a (Trochulis) RAT

BACKGROUND

A RAT or, Remote Access Trojan, enables attackers to remotely control malware residing on a victim’s machine to steal or corrupt data. The Trochilus RAT was discovered last October by Arbor Networks when threat actors used it to infect visitors to a website in Myanmar.  326 more words

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New OpenSSH Vulnerability

new vulnerability has been found on OpenSSH which is used by almost all Linux/BSD distributions, as well as many network infrastructure devices to allow SSH connectivity. 156 more words

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Important updates to the TS Critical target list

As with many other people in the cybersecurity world, ThreatSTOP received notification today about a spear phishing campaign using some of the zero day vulnerabilities leaked from “Hackinged Team” at the beginning of the month. 107 more words

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How BYOD are Targets for Malware

With the ever-presence of hand-held devices, smart phones and other mobile devices, it’s easy to forget that such items are simply small computers and therefore susceptible to the same attacks that get headlines on the nightly news. 172 more words

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