Weekly Threat Briefs

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Over the past few months, we have heard the word "cyberattack" more and more frequently in the news. Malware has existed for decades (actually, since John von Neumann began writing his treatise on "The Theory of Self-Replicating Automata" back in the 1940s), but over the last few months, with the ad...

Jul 06, 2017
After the breakout of WannaCry in May, it was just a matter of time before the next big cyber threat would hit. And like clockwork, there it is: Petya, also called NotPetya (or even Nyetya) is a new malware variant that Fortinet has named a ransomworm. It has the attention of the world's press, and...

Jun 29, 2017
An old malware family resurfaced with a new campaign this week. Frauder, who took the top spot in our list, is capable of disrupting the normal functioning of the targeted machine and at the same time steal sensitive data like bank credentials, passwords and other confidential information. You can f...

Jun 22, 2017
Considering the events of the past few weeks, it is logical that the word "ransomware" has become more and more familiar to the average person. Many people have been exposed to what they only saw in movies for the first time. However, this does not mean that ransomware is the only kind of attack tha...

Jun 08, 2017
This week the threat actor(s) known as TheShadowBrokers released a cryptographically signed post, in which they announced the start of their "TheShadowBrokers Monthly Dump Service". This is a monthly release of 0-Days that will be sent to whomever is willing to pay them an amount of 100 ZEC (ZCash,...

Jun 01, 2017