Weekly Threat Briefs

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Locky ransomware has been dormant for months, but it seems like this malware family has finally decided to come out of its hibernation. Last week we mentioned that after the .diablo6 campaign the authors behind this ransomware started the .lukitus campaign. This second wave, distributed through emai...

Aug 25, 2017
Last week FortiGuard Labs identified a new campaign of the Locky ransomware, identified as "Diablo6", and described in detail how it propagates. For this reason, we decided to also release an in-depth technical analysis of the samples we found. You can find more about this in the Threat Research & I...

Aug 18, 2017
In the last week, one big event was the central talk topic in the Infosec community: the Security Researcher Marcus Hutchins, also known under the Twitter handle of MalwareTech, was arrested in the US, where he was attending the BlackHat and DefCon hacking conferences. The so-called "accidental hero...

Aug 11, 2017
Cryptocurrencies have gained a lot of momentum in 2017, and consequently a lot of attention in the news. Most cyberattacks that demand some kind of ransom require victims to pay using one of the many available cryptocurrencies. These criminals take advantage of the anonymity these currencies grant a...

Aug 04, 2017
This week has been a bad week for the bad guys and good news for everyone else. Let's begin.

Jul 28, 2017