Weekly Threat Briefs

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The power of the Cyber Threat Alliance has proven valuable yet again as Symantec shared early awareness of their discovery and research concerning a cyberespionage campaign coming from the APT group, Thrip. CTA members were able to implement countermeasures with the information and shared indicators...

Jun 22, 2018
FortiGuard Labs Researchers have been monitoring the PyRoMine malware activity for several months and have discovered a new version of the threat called PyRoMinerIOT. The attack method is to use deceptive techniques to compel a user to install a browser update to download a zip file, which when ran,...

Jun 15, 2018
In partnership with the Cyber Threat Alliance, Cisco's Talos announced their research findings around newly discovered details affecting the VPNFilter botnet campaign. The VPNFilter botnet is an advanced, likely nation-state-sponsored attack, that utilizes sophisticated modular malware with a multi-...

Jun 08, 2018
On May 29, US-CERT released a joint Technical Alert (TA) between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing the analytic results associated with two families of malware identified to be part of the HIDDEN COBRA campaign. The U.S. government has...

Jun 01, 2018
In a coordinated announcement with the Cyber Threat Alliance, Cisco's Talos security team released their research on a new, sophisticated, modular IoT botnet called VPNFilter. VPNFilter is an advanced nation-state-sponsored attack that utilizes sophisticated modular malware with a multistage payload...

May 25, 2018