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WannaCryptor ‘accidental Hero’ Pleads Guilty To Malware Charges
23rd Apr 2019 [13 hours ago] from ESET Research
Marcus Hutchins, who is best known for his inadvertent role in blunting the WannaCryptor outbreak two years ago, may now face a stretch behind bars The post WannaCryptor ‘accidental hero’ pleads guilty to malware charges appeared first...
CARBANAK Week Part Two: Continuing The CARBANAK Source Code Analysis
23rd Apr 2019 [16 hours ago] from FireEye Research
In the previousinstallment, we wrote about how string hashing was used inCARBANAK to manage Windows API resolution throughout the entirecodebase. But the authors used this same string hashing algorithm foranother task as well. In this installment,...
Analysis: Abuse Of Custom Actions In Windows Installer MSI To Run Malicious JavaScript, VBScript, And PowerShell Scripts
23rd Apr 2019 [22 hours ago] from TrendMicro
We recently discovered malicious Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) files that download and execute other files, and could bypass traditional security solutions. Malicious actors can abuse custom actions in these files to execute malicious...
Who’s Behind The RevCode WebMonitor RAT?
22nd Apr 2019 [39 hours ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a Swedish man who pleaded guilty in 2015 to co-creating the Blackshades RAT, a similar...
CARBANAK Week Part One: A Rare Occurrence
22nd Apr 2019 [41 hours ago] from FireEye Research
It is very unusual for FLARE to analyze a prolifically-used,privately-developed backdoor only to later have the source code andoperator tools fall into our laps. Yet this is the extraordinarycircumstance that sets the stage for CARBANAK...
Analyzing C/C++ Runtime Library Code Tampering In Software Supply Chain Attacks
22nd Apr 2019 [44 hours ago] from TrendMicro
For the past few years, the security industry’s very backbone — its key software and server components — has been the subject of numerous attacks through cybercriminals’ various works of compromise and modifications. Such attacks...
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty To Writing, Selling Banking Malware
19th Apr 2019 [5 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Marcus Hutchins, a 24-year-old blogger and malware researcher arrested in 2017 for allegedly authoring and selling malware designed to steal online banking credentials, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy and to making,...
Zero-day XML External Entity (XXE) Injection Vulnerability In Internet Explorer Can Let Attackers Steal Files, System Info
19th Apr 2019 [5 days ago] from TrendMicro
A zero-day extensible markup language (XML) external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) was recently disclosed by security researcher John Page. An attacker can reportedly exploit this vulnerability...
Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms
18th Apr 2019 [6 days ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The criminals responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, Indias third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other...
Embracing Creativity To Improve Cyber-readiness
18th Apr 2019 [6 days ago] from ESET Research
How approaching cybersecurity with creativity in mind can lead to better protection from digital threats The post Embracing creativity to improve cyber-readiness appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
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