Weekly Threat Briefs

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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 10, 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 03, 2017
This week has been a bad week for the bad guys and good news for everyone else. Let's begin.

Jul 27, 2017
Citing notable cyber attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, Mirai botnet, and most recently, the NotPetya ransomware, one of the world's largest insurers, Lloyd's of London, recently warned that the next well-executed cyber attack could cause global damages ranging from $53.1 billion to $...

Jul 20, 2017
With all the buzz that desktop malware has received over the past few weeks, it would be easy to fall into the trap of forgetting that mobile malware is also receiving a significant boost in popularity. In order to remind us of that, a new strain of Rootnik has surfaced. Rootnik is an Android malwar...

Jul 13, 2017