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What we know about the NotPetya ransomware attack that started in Ukraine Overview of NotPetya This is a new variant of the Petya ransomware family that targets Windows systems. The outbreak began Tuesday morning. It has been referred to by several names, including PetrWrap, GoldenEye, Petya.A, Petya.C,...

The media has widely covered the WannaCry ransomware attacks. It would be difficult to find anyone who hasn’t heard about WannaCry, even among those that don’t follow technology. One positive outcome of this publicity is a significant increase in awareness. That’s a good thing. There...

Verizon’s recently released 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report shows that in 81% of the hacking-related breaches that were studied, cybercriminals used stolen passwords to gain access to their victim’s information systems. This sobering statistic highlights the need for organizations to detect and prevent password theft...

Corporations take extensive measures to monitor, detect, and stop malicious code from entering the enterprise via the Internet. But what about detecting malware that walks through your enterprise's front door and into your network—hidden in the devices that your employees, contractors, or delivery personnel are...

The Australian government is contemplating legislation that would require an Internet service provider (ISP) to protect users from malware. While ISPs should do more to prevent the spread of malware, ultimately businesses and individuals must assume responsibility. Dan Tehan, Australia’s minister of cybersecurity is pushing for Telco’s...

The idea of fileless malware has received a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. In its relatively short life, fileless malware has successfully infiltrated a number of financial and other institutions that are generally thought of as being very secure, and at least...

There’s been a lot of news lately about a new variant of Cerber ransomware that evades malware detection products that rely on static machine learning. Like other forms of advanced malware, Cerber’s evasion tactics continue to evolve.  Cerber Ransomware Enhanced Cerber, one of, if not the most prevalent...

We regularly monitor for spikes of malicious activity within our analysis results that we can relate to new malware campaigns. One such spike occurred on April 11, when we saw a significant increase in malicious PDF files in every region of the world. I wanted to...