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Ransomware Deals Deathblow to 157-year-old College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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