How MISP Enables the Cybersecurity Community to Collaborate During the Pandemic

As if the pandemic itself weren’t causing enough pain and suffering in the world, cybercriminals are busy developing and deploying COVID-19-related malware to try and take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Fortunately, one of the world’s leading technology companies, Microsoft, is taking action to help people avoid becoming victims of these scams.


Spam In the Browser

A new kind of spam is being observed in the field that uses the browser notification feature to trick users into subscribing to sites that will in turn bombard users with notifications usually related to click or add profit schemes. Subscription notification request seen below: Browser notification subscription requests are a legitimate feature that allows visitors of a site to be notified when there is new content available. It saves users the need to constantly refresh or keep open browser tabs.


Spike in Snake Ransomware Activity Attributed to New Campaign

Security researchers attributed a spike in Snake ransomware activity to a new campaign that’s targeted organizations worldwide. Snake ransomware first attracted the attention of malware analysts in January 2020 when they observed the crypto-malware family targeting entire corporate networks. Shortly after this discovery, the threat quieted down. It produced few new detected infections in the wild for the next few months.


Remote Admin Tools (RATs): The Swiss Army Knives of Cybercrime

The cybercrime threatscape is constantly changing as hackers adapt and repurpose the use of many different types of tools and attack vectors, and a recent report by Kaspersky Lab indicates that the use of remote administration tools (RATs) has increased during 2018. RATs are commonly developed as legitimate software suites with bundled functionalities to support system administrators and other power users.


The MITRE ATT&CK Framework: Discovery

The Discovery tactic is one which is difficult to defend against. It has a lot of similarities to the Reconnaissance stage of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain. There are certain aspects of an organization which need to be exposed in order to operate a business. What is the MITRE ATT&CK™ Framework? - YouTube An error occurred. Try watching this video on, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.


Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

Security researchers at Cybereason are warning of a new mobile banking trojan that steals details from financial apps and intercepts SMS messages to bypass two-factor authentication mechanisms. According to experts who have examined the code of the malware, known as EventBot, it differs substantially from previously known Android malware – suggesting that it might be written by a new group of cybercriminals.


Ransomware: How to Combat a Growing Threat to Your Organization

Ransomware is a serious threat to institutions of all kinds, resulting in mounting costs for organizations that must literally pay ransom to regain access to their essential systems. A ransomware attack takes place when a cybercriminal denies an organization access to the data it needs to conduct business, usually by encrypting the data with a secret key. The attacker then offers to reveal the encryption key in exchange for a payment. The payment can vary in amount or kind.


PowerShell and 'Fileless Attacks'

PowerShell had its beginnings as a way to enable administrators to perform their tasks both locally and remotely with unprecedented access to underlying Windows components, such as COM objects and WMI. Since being included in every major Windows Operating System since Windows 7, PowerShell based tooling is well proliferated for both legitimate and malicious use and includes common tooling such as SharpSploit, PowerSploit, PowerShell Empire, Nishang and Invoke-Obfuscation.