Author: Andy Norton

Last week was arguably the most important European security conference of the year, InfoSecurity Europe in London. As with all such events, there are particular themes that emerge, capturing the issues and the mood at the time of the event. This year there was a higher...

The Latest 100 Threats Seen in Finance . . . Lastline® sequences and indexes millions of submissions to our Global Threat Intelligence Network. This snapshot explores the latest 100 malicious samples analyzed by Lastline that target the finance sector or finance departments across industries. This snapshot...

In April we launched the first of our Malscape Monitor reports, for the fourth quarter of 2017. The report analyzes data from our Global Threat Intelligence Network (GTIN) to provide several insights and benchmarks on encounter rates with malware that CISOs can use to measure their own...

Are you checking DDNS requests? Because it could be NanoCore. Lastline sequences and indexes millions of submissions to our Global Threat Intelligence Network (GTIN) on a weekly basis. Here we present a snapshot of the latest 100 malware samples that, through sampling telemetry from our GTIN,...

Recently SANS and Enisa released research reports into the current state of the threat intelligence function. The results of both studies showed significant pitfalls in actually using threat intelligence to improve security for many organizations. Let’s take a moment to baseline the value of Threat Intelligence. Intelligence...

We were sitting around the campfire this week reading the latest Lastline Labs blogs post. We were ignited by some scorching questions regarding this shadowy malspam campaign. The burning issue on our minds was: Why would Smoke Loader go to the trouble of gaining a foothold...

By Andy Norton and Stefano Ortolani Lastline is witnessing a tremendous increase in malware samples that have a cryptocurrency mining purpose. The graph below shows exactly the explosive change in cybercriminal motivations. Of course, we all know that Bitcoin has been the go-to cryptocurrency for criminal...