Weekly Threat Briefs

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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 09, 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 02, 2017
Two weeks after the first infections of WannaCry, the Ransomware that took the world by storm, we can finally take a deep breath and try to analyze the damage this campaign has done. One element worth noting is that while it may have disrupted lots of businesses, WannaCry failed to generate equivale...

May 26, 2017
Last week was very intense for everyone in the Infosec community. As many of you are aware, the WannaCry ransomware hit a very large number of users running MS Windows. The modular ransomware worm exploited an SMB vulnerability that was patched a couple of months ago by Microsoft. However, numerous...

May 19, 2017
Last weekend, researchers at Google discovered several Microsoft vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." Fortunately, the people at Microsoft took this very seriously and were able to release a fix for the bug in a matter of days. That said, s...

May 12, 2017