Cybercriminals are motivated by several things, including fun, fame, ideology, revenge, and especially monetary gain. They use many techniques in their quest to achieve these goals, and keylogging malware (aka keyloggers), and other password snatching techniques are among their primary tools. Understanding the Why of Malware...

Polymorphic malware has been around since the early 1990s, but it’s still wreaking havoc in our computers and networks. SC Magazine recently reported on a particularly nasty strain of polymorphic malware that, according to the article, “is able to evade over 75 percent of antivirus...

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of families of malware written specifically for the Mac OS X operating system. There was Flashback, and more recently the KeRanger ransomware. We’ve also seen more targeted attacks where Mac OS X malware was written to...

A “watering hole attack” is one of many techniques used by cybercriminals to breach an organization’s online information system. Network security administrators should understand how watering hole attacks work, and how to guard against them. Watering hole attacks are neither new or common, but they continually...

In a previous blog, titled Evasive Malware – The Art of Doing Nothing, we covered how advanced malware evades detection by stalling and postponing all malicious activity whenever a sandbox is detected.  In today's blog, we'll look at another sophisticated evasion technique...

Advanced malware uses a number of techniques to avoid being detected by a sandbox. One method is to stall. When a malicious object discovers that it's under evaluation, it will postpone evil behavior until the sandbox times out. The malware simply hides its...

Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations of all sizes. Earlier this year, the FBI projected that in 2016, ransomware victims would pay $1Billion dollars to recover their data. For many cyber thieves, ransomware has become the preferred crime, surpassing even credit card...