Weekly Threat Briefs

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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
This week researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium, released a paper and a working proof of concept for an exploit of the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol. WPA2 is the standard encryption protocol in modern Wi-Fi communication, meaning that this vulnerability (called KRACK - Key Reinstal...

Oct 20, 2017
The Financial Services industry continues to be a prime target for cybercriminals. A Taiwanese bank has become the latest to fall victim to hackers targeting SWIFT, which is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and commercial organizations across the world use to transfer bill...

Oct 13, 2017
In 2013, Yahoo suffered a huge data breach resulting in the leaking of sensitive information from about 1 billion accounts. It was considered to be the largest information breach in history. It was followed by another one - again suffered by Yahoo - in 2014, which affected another 500M accounts. How...

Oct 06, 2017