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Ransomware Deals Deathblow to 157-year-old College

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Why a private college that stayed in business for 157 years had to close after the combo of COVID-19 and ransomware proved too much. Illinois-based Lincoln College was established during...

Novel ‘Nerbian’ Trojan Uses Advanced Anti-Detection Tricks

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The stealthy, feature-rich malware has multistage evasion tactics to fly under the radar of security analysis, researchers at Proofpoint have found. A newly discovered and complex remote access trojan (RAT)...

Conti Ransomware Attack Spurs State of Emergency in Costa Rica

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The threat group has leaked data that it claims was stolen in the breach and is promising more government-targeted attacks. Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves declared a state of national...

Low-rent RAT Worries Researchers

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Researchers say a hacker is selling access to quality malware for chump change. For about the price of a cup of Starbucks latte, a hacker is renting out a remote...

Attackers Use Event Logs to Hide Fileless Malware

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A sophisticated campaign utilizes a novel anti-detection method. Researchers have discovered a malicious campaign utilizing a never-before-seen technique for quietly planting fileless malware on target machines. The technique involves injecting shellcode...

USB-based Wormable Malware Targets Windows Installer

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Activity dubbed ‘Raspberry Robin’ uses Microsoft Standard Installer and other legitimate processes to communicate with threat actors and execute nefarious commands. Credit: Red Canary Wormable malware dubbed Raspberry Robin has been...

Emotet is Back From ‘Spring Break’ With New Nasty Tricks

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The Botnet appears to use a new delivery method for compromising Windows systems after Microsoft disables VBA macros by default. Emotet malware attacks are back after a 10-month “spring break”...

Most Email Security Approaches Fail to Block Common Threats

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A full 89 percent of organizations experienced one or more successful email breaches during the previous 12 months, translating into big-time costs. On overwhelming number of security teams believe their...

‘CatalanGate’ Spyware Infections Tied to NSO Group

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Citizen Lab uncovers multi-year campaign targeting autonomous region of Spain, called Catalonia. An unknown zero-click exploit in Apple’s iMessage was used by Israeli-based NSO Group to plant either Pegasus...

Cyberattackers Put the Pedal to the Medal: Podcast

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Fortinet’s Derek Manky discusses the exponential increase in the speed that attackers weaponize fresh vulnerabilities, where botnets and offensive automation fit in, and the ramifications for security teams. Cyber-defenders...
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