Weekly Threat Briefs

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Uber Technologies, the company behind the famous ride-sharing  transportation app, recently confirmed that it was the subject of a massive data breach back in 2016. Data stolen included the names, email addresses, telephone numbers and driver license numbers of approximately 57 million customers and...

Nov 24, 2017
This week the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified a group of IP addresses associated with a remote administration tool (RAT) used by the North Korean government---commonly known as FALLCHILL.  According to third party reporting, HIDDEN COBRA actors have likely been using FALLCH...

Nov 17, 2017
Cryptocurrencies have become a trendy topic over the past year. BitCoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency, has reached a market exchange rate of nearly $7500 per unit. However, BitCoin is not the only cryptocurrency available on the market. Multiple alternatives have surfaced in the last few y...

Nov 10, 2017
After a few months of apparent inactivity, the Sage ransomware family resurfaced this past week with a new variant. While the encryption routine did not change (meaning it still belongs to the v2.2 release that first appeared in March 2017) this new campaign sports new evasion and obfuscation techni...

Nov 03, 2017
This week the ransomware called "Bad-Rabbit" was spotted for the first time, initially attacking users in Russia and Ukraine, but has been spotted spreading from there.

Oct 27, 2017