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Excel Recipe: Some VBA Code with a Touch of Excel4 Macro, (Thu, Sep 23rd)

23 Sep 2021

Microsoft Excel supports two types of macros. The legacy format is known as “Excel4 macro” and the new (but already used for a while) is based on VBA. We already cover both formats in many diaries[1][2]. Yesterday, I spotted an interesting sample that implements… both!

An XML-Obfuscated Office Document (CVE-2021-40444), (Wed, Sep 22nd)

22 Sep 2021

A Twitter follower sent me a link to an interesting maldoc on Malware Bazaar (thanks).

A First Look at Apple's iOS 15 "Private Relay" feature., (Tue, Sep 21st)

21 Sep 2021

One of the notable additions to iOS 15, which was officially released yesterday, is its "Private Relay" feature [1]. Unlike a "simple" VPN, the private relay does appear to be more of a proxy service for HTTP, and it uses two hops with distinct entities to not allow one entity to become the new single-point-of-privacy-failure.


#OMIGOD Exploits Captured in the Wild. Researchers responsible for half of scans for related ports., (Mon, Sep 20th)

20 Sep 2021

After the "OMIGOD" vulnerability details were made public, and it became obvious that exploiting vulnerable hosts would be trivial, researchers and attackers started pretty much immediately to scan for vulnerable hosts. We saw a quick rise of scans, particularly against %%port:1270%%. [1]


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S3 Ep51: OMIGOD a gaping hole, waybill scams, and Face ID hacked [Podcast]

24 Sep 2021

Latest episode - listen now!

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STILL ALIVE! iOS 12 gets 3 zero-day security patches – update now

23 Sep 2021

It wasn't dead, just resting.

How Outlook “autodiscover” could leak your passwords – and how to stop it

23 Sep 2021

The Microsoft Autodiscover "Great Leak" explained - and how to prevent it

VMware patch bulletin warns: “This needs your immediate attention.”

22 Sep 2021

"It is a matter of time before working exploits are available," warns VMware.

iOS 15 launches with 22 documented security patches – including a Face ID bypass using a “3D model”

21 Sep 2021

Fake heads! (Cue dystopian scifi music.)

“Back to basics” as courier scammers skip fake fees and missed deliveries

20 Sep 2021

"Stop. Think. Connect." Say those words aloud - and please pronounce the pauses prescribed by the periods!

OMIGOD, an exploitable hole in Microsoft open source code!

16 Sep 2021

Got Linux? Here's a bug you weren't expecting, in software you might not even know you have.

S3 Ep50: Two 0-days plus another 0-day plus a fast food bug [Podcast]

15 Sep 2021

Bugs! So many bugs! Latest episode - listen now...

Apple products vulnerable to FORCEDENTRY zero-day attack – patch now!

14 Sep 2021

Double trouble: two zero-days, patched in the same emergency update. So please don't delay - patch today!

Serious Security: How to make sure you don’t miss bug reports!

13 Sep 2021

Hey, let's create a text file that lists our security contacts! We'll call it... security DOT txt.


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This Week in Security News - September 24, 1021

24 Sep 2021

Water Basilik Uses New HCrypt Variant to Flood Victims With RAT Payloads & Biden Administration Issues Sanctions To Counter Ransomware

Examining the Cring Ransomware Techniques

24 Sep 2021

In this entry, we look at the techniques typically employed by the Cring ransomware, as well as the most affected regions and industries.

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CISA Reports Top Vulnerabilities From Remote Work

21 Sep 2021

Trend Micro’s Next-Generation IPS protects organizations from threats as attackers now target remote work-related vulnerabilities.

Cryptominer z0Miner Uses Newly Discovered Vulnerability CVE-2021-26084 to Its Advantage

21 Sep 2021

Recently, we discovered that the cryptomining trojan z0Miner has been taking advantage of the Atlassian’s Confluence remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability assigned as CVE-2021-26084, which was disclosed by Atlassian in August.

Water Basilisk Uses New HCrypt Variant to Flood Victims with RAT Payloads

20 Sep 2021

In this blog entry we look into a fileless campaign that used a new HCrypt variant to distribute numerous remote access trojans (RATs) in victim systems. This new variant also uses an updated obfuscation mechanism which we detail.

This Week in Security News - September 17, 2021

17 Sep 2021

2021 Midyear Cybersecurity Report and Apple emergency patches fix zero-click iMessage bug used to inject NSO spyware

Analyzing The ForcedEntry Zero-Click iPhone Exploit Used By Pegasus

15 Sep 2021

Citizen Lab has released a report on a new iPhone threat dubbed ForcedEntry. This zero-click exploit seems to be able to circumvent Apple's BlastDoor security, and allow attackers access to a device without user interaction.

1H’2021 Security Review Shows Active Cloud Attacks

14 Sep 2021

Trend Micro’s midyear report highlights the growing importance of cloud security as attacks increase in frequency and complexity.

September Patch Tuesday: 66 Bulletins, Only 3 Critical

14 Sep 2021

The September 2021 Patch Tuesday cycle is relatively good news for system administrators with only 66 total bulletins. Perhaps more significantly, only three of these were Critical bulletins.

APT-C-36 Updates Its Spam Campaign Against South American Entities With Commodity RATs

13 Sep 2021

We have continued tracking APT-C-36, also known as Blind Eagle, since our research on this threat actor in 2019. We share new findings of APT-C-36’s ongoing spam campaign targeting South American entities.

This Week in Security News - September 10, 2021

10 Sep 2021

Biden announces cybersecurity initiative partnership, US Government seeks public feedback on draft federal zero trust strategy and more.

Remote Code Execution 0-Day (CVE-2021-40444) Hits Windows, Triggered Via Office Docs

9 Sep 2021

Microsoft has disclosed the existence of a new zero-day vulnerability that affects multiple versions of Windows. This vulnerability (designated as CVE-2021-40444) is currently delivered via malicious Office 365 documents and requires user input to open the file to trigger.

Biden Announces Cybersecurity Initiative Partnership

8 Sep 2021

The announcement marks the US’s extensive collaboration with various private and education sector leaders to address the rising cyber threats in the country.

AT&T, GM Make 5G Connected Car Deal

7 Sep 2021

The collaboration aims to enhance various features on GM’s connected cars, with the hope of having millions of vehicles with 5G connectivity on the road by 2024.

This Week in Security News - September 3, 2021

3 Sep 2021

Proxytoken vulnerability can modify Exchange server configs and Lockbit jumps its own countdown, publishes Bangkok Air files

Analyzing SSL/TLS Certificates Used by Malware

3 Sep 2021

We take a closer look at the SSL/TLS certificates used by malware.

The Evolution of Connected Cars as Defined by Threat Modeling UN R155-Listed Attack Vectors

2 Sep 2021

The United Nations Regulation No. 155 sets requirements for cybersecurity in vehicles. We conducted a threat modelling exercise on its defined attack vectors as a form of risk assessment in order to help organizations comply with this regulation and identify what to prioritize.

API Releases New Standard for Pipeline Control Systems

30 Aug 2021

The latest version comes weeks after US President Biden announced a memo, calling on the improvement of control systems cybersecurity. It also expands the coverage of previous editions, covering all control systems.

This Week in Security News - August 27, 2021

27 Aug 2021

Key takeaways from H1’ 2021 Linux threat report and Google removes fake crypto-mining apps and more.

Scan Your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage for Risks

27 Aug 2021

New on the Trend Micro Cloud One security platform: Learn how easy it is to monitor, identify, and quarantine malicious file entering your Azure Blobs.

What the Norton-Avast Merger Means for Cybersecurity

25 Aug 2021

Recently two consumer cybersecurity vendors merged their respective businesses, what will the impact be on customers, and the cybersecurity industry?

New Campaign Sees LokiBot Delivered Via Multiple Methods

25 Aug 2021

We recently detected an aggressive malware distribution campaign delivering LokiBot via multiple techniques, including the exploitation of older vulnerabilities.

APT41 Resurfaces as Earth Baku With New Cyberespionage Campaign

24 Aug 2021

Our research paper provides an in-depth analysis of Earth Baku's new cyberespionage campaign, particularly the group's use of advanced malware tools and multiple attack vectors.

Key Takeaways from the Linux Threat Report

23 Aug 2021

As the popularity of Linux continues to increase, so does its attack surface. This brings to light a pressing question for organizations: who is responsible for the security of all the Linux instances running your cloud environment?

TippingPoint Threat Protection System Certified by NetSecOPEN

23 Aug 2021

Independent lab results prove the high performance of TippingPoint Threat Protection System.

This Week in Security News - August 20, 2021

20 Aug 2021

This Week in Security News: Tokyo Olympics Leveraged in Cybercrime Attack and T-Mobile Confirms Hack

Empowering T-Mobile Consumers

20 Aug 2021

Here's how the T-Mobile breach may affect you, and what you can do to protect your data.

Level 4 Autonomous Cars Allowed on German Roads

20 Aug 2021

The country is set to take a pioneering role with its latest autonomous vehicle law, temporarily bridging gaps until more concise international and European legal frameworks are set.

Tokyo Olympics Leveraged in Cybercrime Attack

18 Aug 2021

Just before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, we confirmed an attack that directed users from a fake TV broadcast schedule page to browser notification spam.

Fake Cryptocurrency Mining Apps Trick Victims Into Watching Ads, Paying for Subscription Service

18 Aug 2021

We recently discovered eight deceptive mobile apps that masquerade as cryptocurrency cloud mining applications where users can earn cryptocurrency by investing money into a cloud-mining operation.

Confucius Uses Pegasus Spyware-related Lures to Target Pakistani Military

17 Aug 2021

While investigating the Confucius threat actor, we found a recent spear phishing campaign that utilizes Pegasus spyware-related lures to entice victims into opening a malicious document downloading a file stealer.

LockBit Resurfaces With Version 2.0 Ransomware Detections in Chile, Italy, Taiwan, UK

16 Aug 2021

The ransomware group LockBit resurfaced in June with LockBit 2.0, with reports indicating an increased number of targeted companies and the incorporation of double extortion features. Our detections followed attack attempts in Chile, Italy, Taiwan, and the UK from July to August.

This Week in Security News - August 13, 2021

13 Aug 2021

This Week in Security News: Hackers Steal $600 million in Largest Ever Cryptocurrency Heist and Cybersecurity is the New ‘Great Game’

#LetsTalkSecurity - Security at the Speed of Change

13 Aug 2021

Let's Talk Security: Season 02 // Episode 05: Host, Rik Ferguson, interviews Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Carrier, Nicole Darden Ford. Together they discuss the changing cybersecurity landscape.

Detecting PrintNightmare Exploit Attempts using Trend Micro Vision One and Cloud One

12 Aug 2021

We look into the different implementations of PrintNightmare and include recommendations on how security teams can safeguard their workloads.

Most supply chain attacks target supplier’s code—ENISA

12 Aug 2021

The agency also reported that attacks on the supply chain have grown in number and become more sophisticated. Sixty-two percent of the attacks were also done using malware, requiring enterprises to future-proof their security.

Biden Releases Memo on Critical Cybersecurity Infrastructure Bill

11 Aug 2021

The US president announces the creation of a new cybersecurity initiative, aiming to improve the security of critical infrastructure control systems. New performance goals will also be made, ensuring a consistent baseline for cybersecurity.

ENISA says System Failure is on the Rise

11 Aug 2021

The agency’s latest reports said that system failure comprises more than half of telecom incidents for 2020. Sixty-nine percent of incidents also affected the qualified trust services during the same year.

August Patch Tuesday: A Quiet Month for Microsoft

11 Aug 2021

August proves to be a quieter month for Microsoft, after an eventful July. This month, there were only 44 security bulletins, part of which are three Print Spooler flaws and a further fix for PetitPotam.

Chaos Ransomware: A Proof of Concept With Potentially Dangerous Applications

10 Aug 2021

Since June 2021, we’ve been monitoring an in-development ransomware builder called Chaos, which is being offered for testing on an underground forum.

Cinobi Banking Trojan Targets Cryptocurrency Exchange Users via Malvertising

9 Aug 2021

We found a new social engineering-based malvertising campaign targeting Japan that delivered a malicious application. The malicious application abused sideloading vulnerabilities to load and start the Cinobi banking trojan.

This Week in Security News - August 6, 2021

6 Aug 2021

This week, learn how false advertisers use spam browser notifications to gain ad revenue. Also, read about the results from Trend Micro’s first half 2021 biannual Cyber Risk Index report.

Supply Chain Attacks from a Managed Detection and Response Perspective

4 Aug 2021

In this blog entry, we will take a look at two examples of supply chain attacks that our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) team encountered in the past couple of months.

Homeland Security Releases New Cybersecurity Rules

3 Aug 2021

DHS's second issue requires pipeline operators to implement various cybersecurity measures to protect their operations from cyber attacks. This directive also builds upon the department's May directive following the Colonial Pipeline attack.

The First Half of 2021 Cyber Risk Index

3 Aug 2021

Learn about the current state of cyber risk organizations are facing today based on the Cyber Risk Index results for the first half of 2021.

Browser Notification Spam Tricks Clicks for Ad Revenue

2 Aug 2021

As many countries reintroduced lockdowns and restrictions, more people are once again stuck at home. Not only are people possibly bored at home, but many major sporting events are taking place. This brings fans to streaming sites to watch the games and inadvertently becoming victims of a major click fraud campaign.

This Week in Security News - July 30, 2021

30 Jul 2021

Threat Actors Exploit Apache Hadoop YARN and BlackMatter Ransomware Claims to Be Best of REvil, Darkside.

#LetsTalkSecurity: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

30 Jul 2021

Let's Talk Security: Season 02 // Episode 04: Host, Rik Ferguson, interviews the Head of Cyber Security for Moonpig, Tash Norris. Together they question, what could go wrong in the world of cyber security?

Risks in Telecommunications IT

29 Jul 2021

We summarize the characteristics, threats, and recommendations to improve the security posture of enterprises' and telecommunications companies' IT infrastructure.

Newark Releases Latest Global IoT Trends Report

27 Jul 2021

The latest trend report also said that security concerns negatively impact the adoption of IoT technologies and the growth of Industry 4.0

New Collaboration with Adobe and MAPP

27 Jul 2021

Collaboration with industry partners is helping secure the digital world by distributing Trend Micro vulnerability information to security vendors more quickly so they can enhance protection for their customers.

Threat Actors Exploit Misconfigured Apache Hadoop YARN

27 Jul 2021

We look into how threat actors are exploiting Apache Hadoop YARN, a part of the Hadoop framework that is responsible for executing tasks on the cluster. This analysis covers the payloads deployed, the tactics used in the attacks, and basic recommendations for strengthening cloud security.

#LetsTalkSecurity: The New Digital Normal

26 Jul 2021

Let's Talk Security: Season 02 // Episode 03: Host, Rik Ferguson, interviews Founder & CEO of MyConnectedHealth, Tyler Cohen Wood. Together they discuss the new digital normal.

5GAA & Global Certification Forum Connect on New Cert.

26 Jul 2021

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) announced their collaboration on a new program that will support the drive for interoperability, reliability, and safety of up and coming C-V2X systems.

A Cloud Migration Strategy with Security Embedded

26 Jul 2021

Learn how to build a cloud migration strategy that keeps security in mind.

This Week in Security News - July 23, 2021

23 Jul 2021

StrongPity APT Group Deploys Android Malware for the First Time and STIX Cyberthreat Sharing Standards Approved

Updated XCSSET Malware Targets Telegram, Other Apps

22 Jul 2021

In our last update on the XCSSET campaign, we updated some of its features targeting latest macOS 11 (Big Sur). Since then, the campaign added more features to its toolset, which we have continually monitored. We have also discovered the mechanism used to steal information from various apps, a behavior that has been present since we first discussed XCSSET.

Respect in Security: Anti-Harrassment Initiative

22 Jul 2021

Respect in Security aims to make a concrete difference to the levels of abuse and harassment that are unfortunately all too common in our industry.

Reduce Instances of Covid-19 Phishing Email Attacks

21 Jul 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unlimited supply of news and topics for cybercriminals to utilize in their attacks, as well as major organizations to spoof. Learn what your organization can do to combat these timely threats.

StrongPity APT Group Deploys Android Malware for the First Time

21 Jul 2021

We recently conducted an investigation into a malicious Android malware sample, which we believe can be attributed to the StrongPity APT group, that was posted on the Syrian e-Gov website. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the group has been publicly observed using malicious Android applications as part of its attacks.

Prevent Cyber Risk as a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

20 Jul 2021

MSPs – Say no to the next Ransomware! Protect your Business 24x7 with Trend Micro’s security analysts

TeamTNT Campaigns Emphasize Importance of Addressing Cloud Security Gaps

20 Jul 2021

Having covered TeamTNT in several of our blog entries over the past couple of years, we embarked on a research that encompasses the malicious actor group’s campaigns, tools, and techniques in 2020 and early 2021.

This Week in Security News - July 16, 2021

16 Jul 2021

Trends and Shifts in the Underground N-Day Exploit Market and Scams Make Getting Verified on Social Media a Minefield.

Main Considerations for Securing Enterprise 5G Networks

15 Jul 2021

5G brings countless benefits to enterprises through its scalability, speed, and connectivity. However, these very same features might actually amplify the damage caused by threats if they do infiltrate systems. Security should be a prime concern for enterprises that use 5G networks.

Tesla “Recalls” Vehicles in China due to Safety Glitch

14 Jul 2021

The recall affects over 200,000 Models 3 and Y vehicles

With 5G coming, it’s time to plug security gaps

14 Jul 2021

With 5G introducing new risks, many are finding they don’t have the visibility, tooling or resources to manage such networks securely.

July Patch Tuesday: DNS Server, Exchange Server Vulnerabilities Cause Problems

13 Jul 2021

After two relatively quiet months, July has proven to be another busy month for Microsoft security bulletins. A total of 117 bulletins were issued for various security vulnerabilities fixed in the July Patch Tuesday cycle.

The Underground Exploit Market and the Importance of Virtual Patching

13 Jul 2021

Over the past two calendar years, we conducted research on the underground exploit market to learn more about the life cycle of exploits, the kinds of buyers and sellers who transact, and the business models that are in effect in the underground.

Survey: Phishing & Ransomware Attacks are Top Concerns

12 Jul 2021

Ransomware and phishing attacks will continue to be utilized and will likely see increases in their usage by malicious actors in targeting their victims. Learnings and recommendations from report to improve your prevention and response to these threats.

ETSI Publishes IoT Testing Specs for MQTT, COAP

12 Jul 2021

On June 25, 2021, ETSI released its new IoT Testing Specifications completed by the organization’s committee on Methods for Testing and Specifications. The documents contain seven standards addressing the testing of the IoT MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) protocols and the foundational security IoT-Profile.

#NoFilter: Exposing the Tactics of Instagram Account Hackers

12 Jul 2021

What tactics do Instagram account hackers use? What do these cybercriminals do with stolen accounts? How can users protect their accounts? We look into Instagram account hacking incidents from a security researcher’s perspective and share recommendations for users of Instagram and other social media platforms.

Summer of Cybercrime Continues: What To Do

9 Jul 2021

We recently coined this as the Summer of Cybercrime. Major ransomware attacks continue to hit companies globally. The attacks can cause significant damage, from a financial, reputation and productivity standpoint.

This Week in Security News - July 9, 2021

9 Jul 2021

Kaseya hit with ransomware attack and top 3 mobile threat takeaways from MWC

BIOPASS RAT: New Malware Sniffs Victims via Live Streaming

9 Jul 2021

We discovered a new malware that targets online gambling companies in China via a watering hole attack, in which visitors are tricked into downloading a malware loader disguised as a legitimate installer for well-known apps such as Adobe Flash Player or Microsoft Silverlight.

Threats Ride on the Covid-19 Vaccination Wave

8 Jul 2021

We continue monitoring cybercriminals and threats that abuse the pandemic. In this update, we detail trends in malicious activities and deployments that exploit vaccination developments and processes worldwide.

How to navigate open source licensing risks

8 Jul 2021

Vulnerabilities aren't the only risk that comes with open source software use. Learn how you can best mitigate licensing risks to ensure your team is meeting all legal requirements while building with open source code.

Tracking Cobalt Strike: A Trend Micro Vision One Investigation

5 Jul 2021

Cobalt Strike is a well-known beacon or post-exploitation tool that has been linked to several ransomware campaigns. This report focuses on the process of uncovering its tracks in order to fully contain and remove a malware infection.

IT Management Platform Kaseya Hit With Sodinokibi/REvil Ransomware Attack

4 Jul 2021

Kaseya has been hit with a REvil (aka Sodinokibi) ransomware attack at the dawn of the Fourth of July weekend. The attack was geared toward their on-premises VSA product.

This Week in Security News July 2, 2021

2 Jul 2021

Nefilim ransomware attack through a MITRE Att&ck lens and PoC exploit circulating for critical Windows Print Spooler bug, and more.

PurpleFox Using WPAD to Target Indonesian Users

1 Jul 2021

The PurpleFox Exploit Kit is now being distributed via WPAD attacks targeting Indonesian users.

Top Countries With ICS Endpoint Malware Detections

30 Jun 2021

The Trend Micro research paper, "2020 Report on Threats Affecting ICS Endpoints,” presents findings on ICS endpoints and the threats that plague them. From these findings, we rounded up the list of the top ten countries with the most malware and grayware detections.

Best Practices for Social Media Security

29 Jun 2021

Social media is a double-edged sword, and as we celebrate #SocialMediaDay, let’s remember to use best security practices to keep us safe from malicious actors who abuse the platforms.

Still Leading In Endpoint And Cloud Workload Security

29 Jun 2021

Cloud workload security and endpoint protection are key to managing security risk. Two new independent IDC reports help CISOs consider their strategic partner options.

Secure Secrets: Managing Authentication Credentials

29 Jun 2021

Secret management plays an important role in keeping essential information secure and out of threat actors’ reach. We discuss what secrets are and how to store them securely.

#LetsTalkSecurity: Adapt or Die

28 Jun 2021

Let's Talk Security: Season 02 // Episode 02: Host, Rik Ferguson, interviews Forrester Analyst, Allie Mellen. Together they discuss to adapt or die.

Nefilim Ransomware Attack Through a MITRE Att&ck Lens

28 Jun 2021

Follow the story of Company X as they suffer an attack from the notorious modern ransomware family, Nefilim, and their affiliates, to learn how you can better mitigate against the common tactic and techniques used in these attacks.

This Week in Security News June 25, 2021

25 Jun 2021

Fake DarkSide campaign targets energy and food sectors and Tulsa police-citation data leaked by Conti Gang

Build a Complete Cloud Visibility Strategy

25 Jun 2021

Trend Micro Cloud One + New Relic come together to offer complete cloud visibility

Are Tax Breaks Encouraging Ransom Payments?

24 Jun 2021

Why tax deductions for ransom payments send the wrong signals to threat actors and their victims

Consolidate For A Secure Digital Transformation

22 Jun 2021

The expedited move to digital transformation has been a lifeline for organizations during the pandemic. Now that these investments have been made, what’s next to continue to drive operational improvements?

NukeSped Copies Fileless Code From Bundlore, Leaves It Unused

22 Jun 2021

While investigating samples of NukeSped, a remote access trojan (RAT), Trend Micro came across several Bundlore adware samples using the same fileless routine that was spotted in NukeSped.

Security Resources Now on AWS CloudFormation Templates

21 Jun 2021

Trend Micro is helping customers natively deploy Infrastructure as Code (IaC) resources for security the same way as cloud native infrastructure in collaboration with AWS CloudFormation.

This Week in Security News June 18, 2021

18 Jun 2021

Bash ransomware targets Linux Distributions and Trend Micro touts zero trust risk insights

Fake DarkSide Campaign Targets Energy and Food Sectors

18 Jun 2021

Threat actors behind a recent campaign pose as DarkSide in a bid to deceive targets into paying ransom.

Employee Excellence within Trend Micro

17 Jun 2021

The team behind a company is the reason for its success. At Trend Micro, we are proud to have a team filled with intelligent individuals who foster innovation to solve tomorrow's challenges to secure our digital world today.

Bash Ransomware DarkRadiation Targets Red Hat- and Debian-based Linux Distributions

17 Jun 2021

We investigate how certain hacking tools are used to move laterally on victims’ networks to deploy ransomware. These tools contain reconnaissance/spreader scripts, exploits for Red Hat and CentOS, binary injectors, and more. In this blog, we focus on analyzing the worm and ransomware script.

Amazon Prime Day: Big Sales, Big Scams

17 Jun 2021

For many people, major online shopping events such as the annual Amazon Prime day — which falls on June 21 this year — presents a unique opportunity to purchase goods at heavily discounted prices. However, shoppers are not the only ones looking to benefit — cybercriminals are also looking to prey on unsuspecting victims via social engineering and other kinds of scams.

Is this the “Summer of Cybercrime”?

16 Jun 2021

Summer is just around the corner, and malicious actors don’t seem to be planning a vacation as cybercrime continues to ramp up. Learn some security recommendation you can implement to help minimize the risk of compromise.

An Expert Discussion on Zero Trust

15 Jun 2021

Zero Trust is the key strategy moving forward to secure the always changing hybrid workplace. Listen in as two of our industry experts discuss how risk insights are key component of Zero Trust security.

This Week in Security News June 11, 2021

11 Jun 2021

The post-pandemic security landscape and the banning of ransomware payments could create new crisis situations


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Wake me up till SAS summit ends

23 Sep 2021

What do cyberthreats, Kubernetes and donuts have in common – except that all three end in “ts”, that is? All these topics will be mentioned during the new SAS@Home online conference, scheduled for September 28th-29th, 2021.

Detection evasion in CLR and tips on how to detect such attacks

21 Sep 2021

In this article we demonstrate a detection evasion technique using CLR that may be useful for penetration testing as well as a couple of tips for SOCs to help detect such attacks.

Exploitation of the CVE-2021-40444 vulnerability in MSHTML

16 Sep 2021

Last week, Microsoft reported the RCE vulnerability CVE-2021-40444 in the MSHTML browser engine. Kaspersky is aware of targeted attacks using this vulnerability, and our products protect against attacks leveraging it.

Summer 2021: Friday Night Funkin’, Måneskin and pop it

16 Sep 2021

This report discusses the statistics gathered by Kaspersky Safe Kids on the websites and apps children use, and on children’s YouTube search queries in summer 2021.

Incident response analyst report 2020

13 Sep 2021

We deliver a range of services: incident response, digital forensics and malware analysis. Data in the report comes from our daily practices with organizations seeking assistance with full-blown incident response or complementary expert activities for their internal incident response teams.

Threat landscape for industrial automation systems in H1 2021

09 Sep 2021

Statistics on industrial automation system threats in the first half of 2021: by Kaspersky ICS CERT: share of attacked ICS computers, detected malware etc.

Applied YARA training Q&A

03 Sep 2021

On August 31, 2021 we ran a joint webinar between VirusTotal and Kaspersky, with a focus on YARA rules best practices and real world examples. In this post, we answer your questions that we didn't answer during webinar.

QakBot technical analysis

02 Sep 2021

This report contains technical analysis of the Trojan-Banker named QakBot (aka QBot, QuackBot or Pinkslipbot) and its information stealing, web injection and other modules.

Triada Trojan in WhatsApp mod

24 Aug 2021

We discovered that the Trojan Triada snook into one of modified versions of the WhatsApp messenger called FMWhatsapp 16.80.0 together with the advertising software development kit (SDK).

Gaming-related cyberthreats in 2020 and 2021

23 Aug 2021

In this report, you will find statistics and other information about gaming-related malware, phishing schemes and other threats in 2020 and the first half of 2021.


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Exchange/Outlook Autodiscover Bug Spills $100K+ Email Passwords

24 Sep 2021

Hundreds of thousands of email credentials, many of which double as Active Directory domain credentials, came through to credential-trapping domains in clear text.

TangleBot Malware Reaches Deep into Android Device Functions

24 Sep 2021

The mobile baddie grants itself access to almost everything, enabling spying, data-harvesting, stalking and fraud attacks, among others.

Critical Cisco Bugs Allow Code Execution on Wireless, SD-WAN

24 Sep 2021

Unauthenticated cyberattackers can also wreak havoc on networking device configurations.

Apple Patches 3 More Zero-Days Under Active Attack

24 Sep 2021

One of the bugs, which affects macOS as well as older versions of iPhones, could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

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REvil Affiliates Confirm: Leadership Were Cheating Dirtbags

23 Sep 2021

After news of REvil's rip-off-the-affiliates backdoor & double chats, affiliates fumed, reiterating prior claims against the gang in "Hackers Court."

5 Tips for Achieving Better Cybersecurity Risk Management

23 Sep 2021

Casey Ellis, founder, CTO and chairman of Bugcrowd, discusses a roadmap for lowering risk from cyberattacks most effectively.

100M IoT Devices Exposed By Zero-Day Bug

23 Sep 2021

A high-severity vulnerability could cause system crashes, knocking out sensors, medical equipment and more.

FamousSparrow APT Wings in to Spy on Hotels, Governments

23 Sep 2021

A custom "SparrowDoor" backdoor has allowed the attackers to collect data from targets around the globe.

Google Report Spotlights Uptick in Controversial ‘Geofence Warrants’ by Police

23 Sep 2021

Digital privacy rights defenders contend that geofencing warrants grab data on everyone near a crime, without cause.

Acronis Offers up to $5,000 to Users Who Spot Bugs in Its Cyber Protection Products

23 Sep 2021

Once available only to the cybersecurity community, Acronis has opened its bug-hunting program to the public and aims to double the total bounties paid.


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Network Security Trends: May-July 2021

17 Sep 2021

Network security trends, May-July 2021: We analyze how vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild and rank the most common types of attacks.

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Threat Brief: OMI Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-38645, CVE-2021-38647, CVE-2021-38648 and CVE-2021-38649)

16 Sep 2021

Four critical OMI vulnerabilities – one unauthorized RCE and three privilege escalation – were recently disclosed. Here’s how to remediate them.

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Dangling Domains: Security Threats, Detection and Prevalence

16 Sep 2021

Dangling domains are a largely overlooked threat in DNS, but they can be exploited for domain hijacking and are important to detect.

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Phishing Eager Travelers

15 Sep 2021

Travel-themed phishing URLs are on the rise as attackers take aim at people cooped up at home due to the pandemic who are eager to travel.

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PhishingJS: A Deep Learning Model for JavaScript-Based Phishing Detection

10 Sep 2021

JavaScript-based phishing is used by some attackers to evade phishing detection systems. We trained a deep learning model to catch it.

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Finding Azurescape – Cross-Account Container Takeover in Azure Container Instances

09 Sep 2021

Affecting Azure Container Instances, Azurescape is the first known cross-account container takeover in the public cloud.

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Threat Brief: CVE-2021-26084

03 Sep 2021

Since the release of the advisory on CVE-2021-26084, mass scanning activity and in-the-wild exploitation have begun. Unit 42 recommends updating.

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The Innocent Until Proven Guilty Learning Framework Helps Overcome Benign Append Attacks

01 Sep 2021

Benign append attacks hide malware by burying it within benign content. The “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” deep learning model can avoid being fooled.

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DNS Rebinding Attack: How Malicious Websites Exploit Private Networks

31 Aug 2021

DNS rebinding allows attackers to take advantage of web-based consoles to exploit internal networks by abusing the domain name system.

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New Mirai Variant Targets WebSVN Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2021-32305)

30 Aug 2021

We provide analysis of and mitigations for exploits in the wild for a command injection vulnerability, CVE-2021-32305, affecting WebSVN.

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Worldwide Phishing Attacks Ramped Up at the Peak of Working From Home

25 Aug 2021

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and trends in our firewall traffic suggest that remote employees might be especially vulnerable to them.

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Ransomware Groups to Watch: Emerging Threats

24 Aug 2021

Emerging ransomware groups to watch, according to Unit 42 researchers: AvosLocker, Hive Ransomware, HelloKitty and LockBit 2.0.

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Personal VPN and Its Evasions: Risk Factors and How to Maintain Network Visibility

17 Aug 2021

Personal VPN usage on organizations’ networks can obscure network visibility and open the door to cybercrime such as data exfiltration.

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Discovering CAPTCHA Protected Phishing Campaigns

13 Aug 2021

CAPTCHA-protected phishing campaigns are becoming more popular. We share techniques to detect malicious content despite these evasions.

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New eCh0raix Ransomware Variant Targets QNAP and Synology Network-Attached Storage Devices

10 Aug 2021

A new variant of eCh0raix ransomware targets devices common in the small office and home office. Learn technical details and mitigations.

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Malicious PowerPoint Documents on the Rise

22 Sep 2021

Authored by Anuradha M McAfee Labs have observed a new phishing campaign that utilizes macro capabilities available in Microsoft PowerPoint....

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Phishing Android Malware Targets Taxpayers in India

03 Sep 2021

Authored by ChanUng Pak   McAfee’s Mobile Research team recently found a new Android malware, Elibomi, targeting taxpayers in India. The malware steals sensitive financial and private information via phishing by pretending...

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The Rise of Deep Learning for Detection and Classification of Malware

13 Aug 2021

Co-written by Catherine Huang, Ph.D. and Abhishek Karnik  Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve and has made huge progress over the last decade. AI shapes our daily lives. Deep learning is a subset of techniques in AI that...

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XLSM Malware with MacroSheets

06 Aug 2021

Written by: Lakshya Mathur Excel-based malware has been around for decades and has been in the limelight in recent years. During the second half of 2020, we saw...

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Babuk: Biting off More than they Could Chew by Aiming to Encrypt VM and *nix Systems?

29 Jul 2021

Co-written with Northwave’s Noël Keijzer. Executive Summary For a long time, ransomware gangs were mostly focused on Microsoft Windows operating...

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Fighting new Ransomware Techniques with McAfee’s Latest Innovations

20 Jul 2021

In 2021 ransomware attacks have been dominant among the bigger cyber security stories. Hence, I was not surprised to see...

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An Overall Philosophy on the Use of Critical Threat Intelligence

16 Jul 2021

The overarching threat facing cyber organizations today is a highly skilled asymmetric enemy, well-funded and resolute in his task and...

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REvil Ransomware Uses DLL Sideloading

16 Jul 2021

This blog was written byVaradharajan Krishnasamy, Karthickkumar, Sakshi Jaiswal Introduction Ransomware attacks are one of the most common cyber-attacks among...

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Hancitor Making Use of Cookies to Prevent URL Scraping

08 Jul 2021

Consejos para protegerte de quienes intentan hackear tus correos electrónicos

This blog was written by Vallabh Chole & Oliver Devane Over the years, the cybersecurity industry has seen many threats...

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Zloader With a New Infection Technique

08 Jul 2021

This blog was written by Kiran Raj & Kishan N. Introduction In the last few years, Microsoft Office macro malware...

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New Ryuk Ransomware Sample Targets Webservers

07 Jul 2021

Executive Summary Ryuk is a ransomware that encrypts a victim’s files and requests payment in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to release the...

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Fuzzing ImageMagick and Digging Deeper into CVE-2020-27829

30 Jun 2021

Introduction: ImageMagick is a hugely popular open source software that is used in lot of systems around the world. It...

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Analyzing CVE-2021-1665 – Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows GDI+

28 Jun 2021

Consejos para protegerte de quienes intentan hackear tus correos electrónicos

Introduction Microsoft Windows Graphics Device Interface+, also known as GDI+, allows various applications to use different graphics functionality on video...

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McAfee Labs Report Highlights Ransomware Threats

24 Jun 2021

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2021. In this edition we introduce...

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A New Program for Your Peloton – Whether You Like It or Not

16 Jun 2021

Connected Fitness

Executive Summary  The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team (ATR) is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help developers...

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Are Virtual Machines the New Gold for Cyber Criminals?

10 Jun 2021

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Introduction Virtualization technology has been an IT cornerstone for organization for years now. It revolutionized the way organizations can scale...

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Scammers Impersonating Windows Defender to Push Malicious Windows Apps

17 May 2021

Summary points: Scammers are increasingly using Windows Push Notifications to impersonate legitimate alerts Recent campaigns pose as a Windows Defender...

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DarkSide Ransomware Victims Sold Short

14 May 2021

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Over the past week we have seen a considerable body of work focusing on DarkSide, the ransomware responsible for the...

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Major HTTP Vulnerability in Windows Could Lead to Wormable Exploit

12 May 2021

AI Cyber Security

Today, Microsoft released a highly critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-31166) in its web server http.sys. This product is a Windows-only HTTP server...

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“Fool’s Gold”: Questionable Vaccines, Bogus Results, and Forged Cards

11 May 2021

Preface Countries all over the world are racing to achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19 by vaccinating their populations. From...

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Roaming Mantis Amplifies Smishing Campaign with OS-Specific Android Malware

05 May 2021

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The Roaming Mantis smishing campaign has been impersonating a logistics company to steal SMS messages and contact lists from Asian...

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How to Stop the Popups

05 May 2021

McAfee is tracking an increase in the use of deceptive popups that mislead some users into taking action, while annoying...

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Steps to Discover Hidden Threat from Phishing Email

05 May 2021

coin miners

Introduction Email is one of the primary ways of communication in the modern world. We use email to receive notifications...

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Access Token Theft and Manipulation Attacks – A Door to Local Privilege Escalation

20 Apr 2021

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Executive Summary Many malware attacks designed to inflict damage on a network are armed with lateral movement capabilities. Post initial...

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Clever Billing Fraud Applications on Google Play: Etinu

19 Apr 2021

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A new wave of fraudulent apps has made its way to the Google Play store, targeting Android users in Southwest...

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McAfee Labs Report Reveals Latest COVID-19 Threats and Malware Surges

13 Apr 2021

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021. In this edition, we present...

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BRATA Keeps Sneaking into Google Play, Now Targeting USA and Spain

12 Apr 2021

How to check for viruses

Recently, the McAfee Mobile Research Team uncovered several new variants of the Android malware family BRATA being distributed in Google...

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McAfee ATR Threat Report: A Quick Primer on Cuba Ransomware

06 Apr 2021

Executive Summary  Cuba ransomware is an older ransomware, that has recently undergone some development. The actors have incorporated the leaking of victim data to increase its impact...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: Cuba Ransomware Campaign

06 Apr 2021

Cuba Ransomware Overview Over the past year, we have seen ransomware attackers change the way they have responded to organizations...

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McAfee Defenders Blog: Reality Check for your Defenses

31 Mar 2021

How to check for viruses

Welcome to reality Ever since I started working in IT Security more than 10 years ago, I wondered, what helps...

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Netop Vision Pro – Distance Learning Software is 20/20 in Hindsight

22 Mar 2021

The McAfee Labs Advanced Threat Research team is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: Operation Dianxun

16 Mar 2021

Operation Dianxun Overview In a recent report the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Strategic Intelligence team disclosed an espionage campaign,...

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Operation Diànxùn: Cyberespionage Campaign Targeting Telecommunication Companies

16 Mar 2021

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In this report the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) Strategic Intelligence team details an espionage campaign, targeting telecommunication companies, dubbed...

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Seven Windows Wonders – Critical Vulnerabilities in DNS Dynamic Updates

09 Mar 2021

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Overview For the March 2021 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a set of seven DNS vulnerabilities. Five of the vulnerabilities are...

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McAfee ATR Thinks in Graphs

08 Mar 2021

0. Introduction John Lambert, a distinguished researcher specializing in threat intelligence at Microsoft, once said these words that changed perspectives:...

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Babuk Ransomware

24 Feb 2021

Executive Summary Babuk ransomware is a new ransomware threat discovered in 2021 that has impacted at least five big enterprises,...

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Beyond Clubhouse: Vulnerable Agora SDKs Still in Widespread Use

19 Feb 2021

Mobile Conferencing Apps Carry Risks

On February 17th, 2021, McAfee disclosed findings based on a 10-month long disclosure process with major video conferencing vendor Agora,...

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Don’t Call Us We’ll Call You: McAfee ATR Finds Vulnerability in Agora Video SDK

17 Feb 2021

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The McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help...

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Researchers Follow the Breadcrumbs: The Latest Vulnerabilities in Windows’ Network Stack

09 Feb 2021

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The concept of a trail of breadcrumbs in the offensive security community is nothing new; for many years, researchers on...

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McAfee ATR Launches Education-Inspired Capture the Flag Contest!

27 Jan 2021

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team just completed its second annual capture the flag (CTF) contest for internal employees. Based on tremendous...

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Two Pink Lines

15 Jan 2021

Depending on your life experiences, the phrase (or country song by Eric Church) “two pink lines” may bring up a...

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A Year in Review: Threat Landscape for 2020

14 Jan 2021

As we gratefully move forward into the year 2021, we have to recognise that 2020 was as tumultuous in the...

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2021 Threat Predictions Report

13 Jan 2021

The December 2020 revelations around the SUNBURST campaigns exploiting the SolarWinds Orion platform have revealed a new attack vector –...

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How A Device to Cloud Architecture Defends Against the SolarWinds Supply Chain Compromise

21 Dec 2020

In a blog post released 13 Dec 2020, FireEye disclosed that threat actors compromised SolarWinds’s Orion IT monitoring and management...

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Additional Analysis into the SUNBURST Backdoor

17 Dec 2020

Executive Summary There has been considerable focus on the recent disclosures associated with SolarWinds, and while existing analysis on the...

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SUNBURST Malware and SolarWinds Supply Chain Compromise

16 Dec 2020

Part I of II Situation In a blog post released 13 Dec 2020, FireEye disclosed that threat actors compromised SolarWinds’s...

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CVE-2020-17051: Remote kernel heap overflow in NFSv3 Windows Server

10 Nov 2020

CVSS Score: 9.8  Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C  Overview  Microsoft released a patch today for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-17051) in the Windows NFSv3 (Network File System) server. NFS is typically...

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Operation North Star: Behind The Scenes

05 Nov 2020

Executive Summary It is rare to be provided an inside view on how major cyber espionage campaigns are conducted within...

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Operation North Star: Summary Of Our Latest Analysis

05 Nov 2020

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research (ATR) today released research that uncovers previously undiscovered information on how Operation North Star evaluated its...

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McAfee Labs Report Reveals Continuing Surge of COVID-19 Threats and Malware

05 Nov 2020

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2020. In this edition, we follow...

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CVE-2020-16898: “Bad Neighbor”

13 Oct 2020

CVE-2020-16898: “Bad Neighbor” CVSS Score: 8.8 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C Overview Today, Microsoft announced a critical vulnerability in the Windows IPv6 stack,...

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Our Experiences Participating in Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Bounty Program

06 Oct 2020

From June to August, part of the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team participated in Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Research Challenge.  Our research resulted...

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Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 1

01 Oct 2020

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

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Securing Space 4.0 – One Small Step or a Giant Leap? Part 2

01 Oct 2020

McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is collaborating with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and its Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and...

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Vulnerability Discovery in Open Source Libraries: Analyzing CVE-2020-11863

01 Sep 2020

Open Source projects are the building blocks of any software development process. As we indicated in our previous blog, as...

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On Drovorub: Linux Kernel Security Best Practices

13 Aug 2020

Intro In a U.S. government cyber security advisory released today, the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation warn...

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Vulnerability Discovery in Open Source Libraries Part 1: Tools of the Trade

12 Aug 2020

Executive Summary Open source has become the foundation for modern software development. Vendors use open source software to stay competitive...

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Robot Character Analysis Reveals Trust Issues

06 Aug 2020

Retired Marine fighter pilot and Top Gun instructor Dave Berke said “Every single thing you do in your life, every...

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Call an Exorcist! My Robot’s Possessed!

06 Aug 2020

Overview As part of our continued goal of helping developers provide safer products for businesses and consumers, we here at...

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Dopple-ganging up on Facial Recognition Systems

05 Aug 2020

Co-authored with Jesse Chick, OSU Senior and Former McAfee Intern, Primary Researcher. Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Huang, McAfee Advanced...

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Ripple20 Critical Vulnerabilities – Detection Logic and Signatures

05 Aug 2020

This document has been prepared by McAfee Advanced Threat Research in collaboration with JSOF who discovered and responsibly disclosed the...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: NetWalker

03 Aug 2020

Building Adaptable Security Architecture Against NetWalker NetWalker Overview The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August...

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Take a “NetWalk” on the Wild Side

03 Aug 2020

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Executive Summary The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were...

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Operation (노스 스타) North Star A Job Offer That’s Too Good to be True?

30 Jul 2020

Executive Summary We are in the midst of an economic slump [1], with more candidates than there are jobs, something...

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McAfee Defender’s Blog: Operation North Star Campaign

30 Jul 2020

Building Adaptable Security Architecture Against the Operation North Star Campaign Operation North Star Overview Over the last few months, we...

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Six Hundred Million Reasons to Celebrate: No More Ransom Turns FOUR!!

27 Jul 2020

Happy Birthday! Today we mark the fourth anniversary of the NoMoreRansom initiative with over 4.2 million visitors, from 188 countries,...

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Hunting for Blues – the WSL Plan 9 Protocol BSOD

23 Jul 2020

Windows Subsystem for Linux Plan 9 Protocol Research Overview This is the final blog in the McAfee research series trilogy...

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McAfee COVID-19 Report Reveals Pandemic Threat Evolution

22 Jul 2020

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee® Labs COVID-19 Threats Report, July 2020. In this “Special Edition”...

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Ripple20 Vulnerability Mitigation Best Practices

22 Jun 2020

On June 16th, the Department of Homeland Security and CISA ICS-CERT issued a critical security advisory warning covering multiple newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting...

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My Adventures Hacking the iParcelBox

18 Jun 2020

In 2019, McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) disclosed a vulnerability in a product called BoxLock. Sometime after this, the CEO...

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What’s in the Box? Part II: Hacking the iParcelBox

18 Jun 2020

Package delivery is just one of those things we take for granted these days. This is especially true in the...

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RagnarLocker Ransomware Threatens to Release Confidential Information

09 Jun 2020

Ransomware

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The RagnarLocker ransomware first appeared in the wild at the end of December 2019 as part of a...

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OneDrive Phishing Awareness

08 Jun 2020

There are number of ways scammers use to target personal information and, currently, one example is, they are taking advantage...

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How To Use McAfee ATP to Protect Against Emotet, LemonDuck and PowerMiner

19 May 2020

Introduction This blog describes how McAfee ATP (Adaptive Threat Protection) rules are used within McAfee Endpoint Security products. It will...

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ENS 10.7 Rolls Back the Curtain on Ransomware

07 May 2020

Ransomware protection and incident response is a constant battle for IT, security engineers and analysts under normal circumstances, but with...

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Cybercriminals Actively Exploiting RDP to Target Remote Organizations

07 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many companies to enable their employees to work remotely and, in a large number of...

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COVID-19 – Malware Makes Hay During a Pandemic

07 May 2020

Special thanks to Prajwala Rao, Oliver Devane, Shannon Cole, Ankit Goel and members of Malware Research for their contribution and...

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Tales From the Trenches; a Lockbit Ransomware Story

01 May 2020

Co-authored by Marc RiveroLopez. In collaboration with Northwave As we highlighted previously across two blogs, targeted ransomware attacks have increased...

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MalBus Actor Changed Market from Google Play to ONE Store

09 Apr 2020

McAfee Mobile Research team has found another variant of MalBus on an education application, developed by a South Korean developer....

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Transitioning to a Mass Remote Workforce – We Must Verify Before Trusting

07 Apr 2020

While not a new practice, the sheer volume of people required to adhere to social distancing best practices means we...

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COVID-19 Threat Update – now includes Blood for Sale

07 Apr 2020

Although the use of global events as a vehicle to drive digital crime is hardly surprising, the current outbreak of...

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Nemty Ransomware – Learning by Doing

02 Apr 2020

Executive Summary The McAfee Advanced Threat Research Team (ATR) observed a new ransomware family named ‘Nemty’ on 20 August 2019....

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Ransomware Maze

26 Mar 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Maze ransomware, previously known in the community as “ChaCha ransomware”, was discovered on May the 29th 2019...

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Staying Safe While Working Remotely

18 Mar 2020

Special thanks to Tim Hux and Sorcha Healy for their assistance. The demand for remote working as a result of...

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SMBGhost – Analysis of CVE-2020-0796

13 Mar 2020

The Vulnerability The latest vulnerability in SMBv3 is a “wormable” vulnerability given its potential ability to replicate or spread over...

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Android/LeifAccess.A is the Silent Fake Reviewer Trojan

04 Mar 2020

The McAfee Mobile Research team has identified an Android malware family dubbed Android/LeifAccess.A that has been active since May 2019....

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Multi-tricks HiddenAds Malware

04 Mar 2020

Thousands of HiddenAds Trojan Apps Masquerade as Google Play Apps The McAfee mobile research team has recently discovered a new...

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CSI: Evidence Indicators for Targeted Ransomware Attacks – Part II

20 Feb 2020

In our first article we discussed the growing pattern of targeted ransomware attacks where the first infection stage is often...

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Model Hacking ADAS to Pave Safer Roads for Autonomous Vehicles

19 Feb 2020

The last several years have been fascinating for those of us who have been eagerly observing the steady move towards...

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Introduction and Application of Model Hacking

19 Feb 2020

Catherine Huang, Ph.D., and Shivangee Trivedi contributed to this blog. The term “Adversarial Machine Learning” (AML) is a mouthful!  The...

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CSI: Evidence Indicators for Targeted Ransomware Attacks – Part I

12 Feb 2020

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For many years now I have been working and teaching in the field of digital forensics, malware analysis and threat...

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Knock, Knock – Who’s There?

11 Feb 2020

A Windows Linux Subsystem Interop Analysis Following our research from Evil Twins and Windows Linux Subsystem, interoperability between different WSL...

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How Chinese Cybercriminals Use Business Playbook to Revamp Underground

11 Feb 2020

Preface Because of its longevity and technical sophistication, the Russian cybercriminal underground has long been the benchmark for threat researchers...

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Intelligence in the Enterprise

11 Feb 2020

Intelligence became an integral military discipline centuries ago. More recently, this practice evolved into what is called Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield,...

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U.S. Battleground County Website Security Survey

04 Feb 2020

Today McAfee released the results of a survey of county websites and county election administration websites in the 13 states...

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An Inside Look into Microsoft Rich Text Format and OLE Exploits

24 Jan 2020

There has been a dramatic shift in the platforms targeted by attackers over the past few years. Up until 2016,...

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CurveBall – An Unimaginative Pun but a Devastating Bug

18 Jan 2020

Enterprise customers looking for information on defending against Curveball can find information here. 2020 came in with a bang this...

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What CVE-2020-0601 Teaches Us About Microsoft’s TLS Certificate Verification Process

17 Jan 2020

By: Jan Schnellbächer and Martin Stecher, McAfee Germany GmbH This week security researches around the world were very busy working...

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Iran Cyber Threat Update

08 Jan 2020

Recent political tensions in the Middle East region have led to significant speculation of increased cyber-related activities. McAfee is on...

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We Be Jammin’ – Bypassing Chamberlain myQ Garage Doors

07 Jan 2020

The idea of controlling your garage door remotely and verifying that everything is secure at home, or having packages delivered...

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The Cloning of The Ring – Who Can Unlock Your Door?

07 Jan 2020

Steve Povolny contributed to this report. McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team performs security analysis of products and technologies across nearly...

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The Tradeoff Between Convenience and Security – A Balancing Act for Consumers and Manufacturers

07 Jan 2020

This week McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) published new findings, uncovering security flaws in two popular IoT devices: a connected...

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Top Tips to Spot Tech Support Scams

12 Dec 2019

There are number of ways scammers use to target your money or personal details.  These scams include support sites for...

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Analysis of LooCipher, a New Ransomware Family Observed This Year

05 Dec 2019

Co-authored by Marc RiveroLopez. Initial Discovery This year seems to again be the year for ransomware. Notorious attacks were made...

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McAfee Labs 2020 Threats Predictions Report

05 Dec 2019

With 2019’s headlines of ransomware, malware, and RDP attacks almost behind us, we shift our focus to the cybercrime threats...

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Spanish MSSP Targeted by BitPaymer Ransomware

08 Nov 2019

Co-authored by Marc RiveroLopez Initial Discovery This week the news hit that several companies in Spain were hit by a...

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Buran Ransomware; the Evolution of VegaLocker

05 Nov 2019

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research Team observed how a new ransomware family named ‘Buran’ appeared in May 2019. Buran works as...

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Office 365 Users Targeted by Voicemail Scam Pages

31 Oct 2019

Over the past few weeks McAfee Labs has been observing a new phishing campaign using a fake voicemail message to...

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Did You Check Your Quarantine?!

28 Oct 2019

A cost-effective way to detect targeted attacks in your enterprise While it is easy to get caught up in the...

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Using Expert Rules in ENS to Prevent Malicious Exploits

25 Oct 2019

Expert Rules are text-based custom rules that can be created in the Exploit Prevention policy in ENS Threat Prevention 10.5.3+....

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McAfee ATR Analyzes Sodinokibi aka REvil Ransomware-as-a-Service – Crescendo

21 Oct 2019

Episode 4: Crescendo This is the final installment of the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) analysis of Sodinokibi and its...

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McAfee ATR Analyzes Sodinokibi aka REvil Ransomware-as-a-Service – Follow The Money

14 Oct 2019

Episode 3: Follow the Money This is the third installment of the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) analysis of Sodinokibi...

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McAfee ATR Analyzes Sodinokibi aka REvil Ransomware-as-a-Service – The All-Stars

02 Oct 2019

Episode 2: The All-Stars Analyzing Affiliate Structures in Ransomware-as-a-Service Campaigns This is the second installment of the McAfee Advanced Threat...

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McAfee ATR Analyzes Sodinokibi aka REvil Ransomware-as-a-Service – What The Code Tells Us

02 Oct 2019

Episode 1: What the Code Tells Us McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team (ATR) observed a new ransomware family in the...

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How Visiting a Trusted Site Could Infect Your Employees

10 Sep 2019

The Artful and Dangerous Dynamics of Watering Hole Attacks A group of researchers recently published findings of an exploitation of multiple...

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Evolution of Malware Sandbox Evasion Tactics – A Retrospective Study

09 Sep 2019

Executive Summary Malware evasion techniques are widely used to circumvent detection as well as analysis and understanding. One of the...

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Apple iOS Attack Underscores Importance of Threat Research

04 Sep 2019

The recent discovery of exploit chains targeting Apple iOS is the latest example of how cybercriminals can successfully operate malicious campaigns, undetected,...

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Analyzing and Identifying Issues with the Microsoft Patch for CVE-2018-8423

28 Aug 2019

Introduction As of July 2019, Microsoft has fixed around 43 bugs in the Jet Database Engine. McAfee has reported a...

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The Twin Journey, Part 3: I’m Not a Twin, Can’t You See my Whitespace at the End?

13 Aug 2019

In this series of 3 blogs (you can find part 1 here, and part 2 here), so far we have...

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McAfee AMSI Integration Protects Against Malicious Scripts

12 Aug 2019

Following on from the McAfee Protects against suspicious email attachments blog, this blog describes how the AMSI (Antimalware Scan Interface)...

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From Building Control to Damage Control: A Case Study in Industrial Security Featuring Delta’s enteliBUS Manager

09 Aug 2019

Management. Control. It seems that you can’t stick five people in a room together without one of them trying to...

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HVACking: Understanding the Delta Between Security and Reality

09 Aug 2019

The McAfee Labs Advanced Threat Research team is committed to uncovering security issues in both software and hardware to help...

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Avaya Deskphone: Decade-Old Vulnerability Found in Phone’s Firmware

08 Aug 2019

Avaya is the second largest VOIP solution provider (source) with an install base covering 90% of the Fortune 100 companies...

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MoqHao Related Android Spyware Targeting Japan and Korea Found on Google Play

07 Aug 2019

The McAfee mobile research team has found a new type of Android malware for the MoqHao phishing campaign (a.k.a. XLoader...

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The Twin Journey, Part 2: Evil Twins in a Case In-sensitive Land

06 Aug 2019

In the first of this 3-part blog series, we covered the implications of promoting files to “Evil Twins” where they...

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DHCP Client Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Demystified

02 Aug 2019

CVE-2019-0547 CVE-2019-0547 was the first vulnerability patched by Microsoft this year. The dynamic link library, dhcpcore.dll, which is responsible for...

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Clop Ransomware

01 Aug 2019

This new ransomware was discovered by Michael Gillespie on 8 February 2019 and it is still improving over time. This...

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The Twin Journey, Part 1

31 Jul 2019

Summary and Introduction: The recent changes in Windows 10, aiming to add case sensitivity (CS) at directory level, have prompted...

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Jet Database Engine Flaw May Lead to Exploitation: Analyzing CVE-2018-8423

30 Jul 2019

In September 2018, the Zero Day Initiative published a proof of concept for a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine....

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What Is Mshta, How Can It Be Used and How to Protect Against It

29 Jul 2019

The not-so Usual Suspects There is a growing trend for attackers to more heavily utilize tools that already exist on...

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Examining the Link Between TLD Prices and Abuse

26 Jul 2019

This blog was written by Charlie Feng. Briefing Over the years, McAfee researchers have observed that certain new top-level Domains...

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No More Ransom Blows Out Three Birthday Candles Today

26 Jul 2019

Collaborative Initiative Celebrates Helping More Than 200,000 Victims and Preventing More Than 100 million USD From Falling into Criminal Hands...

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Demystifying Blockchain: Sifting Through Benefits, Examples and Choices

23 Jul 2019

You have likely heard that blockchain will disrupt everything from banking to retail to identity management and more. You may...

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McAfee ATR Aids Police in Arrest of Rubella & Dryad Office Macro Builder

17 Jul 2019

Everyday thousands of people receive emails with malicious attachments in their email inbox. Disguised as a missed payment or an...

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16Shop Now Targets Amazon

12 Jul 2019

Since early November 2018 McAfee Labs have observed a phishing kit, dubbed 16Shop, being used by malicious actors to target...

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RDP Security Explained

24 Jun 2019

RDP on the Radar Recently, McAfee released a blog related to the wormable RDP vulnerability referred to as CVE-2019-0708 or...

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Why Process Reimaging Matters

20 Jun 2019

As this blog goes live, Eoin Carroll will be stepping off the stage at Hack in Paris having detailed the...

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In NTDLL I Trust – Process Reimaging and Endpoint Security Solution Bypass

20 Jun 2019

Process Reimaging Overview The Windows Operating System has inconsistencies in how it determines process image FILE_OBJECT locations, which impacts non-EDR...

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Mr. Coffee with WeMo: Double Roast

30 May 2019

McAfee Advanced Threat Research recently released a blog detailing a vulnerability in the Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker with WeMo. Please...

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Cryptocurrency Laundering Service, BestMixer.io, Taken Down by Law Enforcement

22 May 2019

A much overlooked but essential part in financially motivated (cyber)crime is making sure that the origins of criminal funds are...

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RDP Stands for “Really DO Patch!” – Understanding the Wormable RDP Vulnerability CVE-2019-0708

21 May 2019

During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)....

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LockerGoga Ransomware Family Used in Targeted Attacks

29 Apr 2019

Co-authored by Marc RiveroLopez. Initial discovery Once again, we have seen a significant new ransomware family in the news. LockerGoga,...

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IoT Zero-Days – Is Belkin WeMo Smart Plug the Next Malware Target?

18 Apr 2019

Effective malware is typically developed with intention, targeting specific victims using either known or unknown vulnerabilities to achieve its primary...

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Analysis of a Chrome Zero Day: CVE-2019-5786

20 Mar 2019

1. Introduction On March 1st, Google published an advisory [1] for a use-after-free in the Chrome implementation of the FileReader...

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Attackers Exploiting WinRAR UNACEV2.DLL Vulnerability (CVE-2018-20250)

14 Mar 2019

Earlier this month Check Point Research reported discovery of a 19 year old code execution vulnerability in the wildly popular...

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McAfee Protects Against Suspicious Email Attachments

04 Mar 2019

Email remains a top vector for attackers.  Over the years, defenses have evolved, and policy-based protections have become standard for...

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JAVA-VBS Joint Exercise Delivers RAT

01 Mar 2019

The Adwind remote administration tool (RAT) is a Java-based backdoor Trojan that targets various platforms supporting Java files. For an...

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Your Smart Coffee Maker is Brewing Up Trouble

25 Feb 2019

IOT devices are notoriously insecure and this claim can be backed up with a laundry list of examples. With more...

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What’s in the Box?

25 Feb 2019

2018 was another record-setting year in the continuing trend for consumer online shopping.  With an increase in technology and efficiency,...

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Ryuk, Exploring the Human Connection

20 Feb 2019

In collaboration with Bill Siegel and Alex Holdtman from Coveware.   At the beginning of 2019, McAfee ATR published an...

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