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Until late Sunday afternoon, a number of public sector websites including ICO, NHS, and local councils (for example, Camden in London) have been serving a crypto miner unbeknownst to visitors, turning them into a free computing cloud at the service of unknown hackers. Although initially...

By Oleg Boyarchuk and Stefano Ortolani Introduction When ransomware behavior is clearly exhibited, it is relatively easy for a sandbox or a personal A/V to assert detection; after all, in its simplest form, ransomware malware must at least: (1) search for files to be encrypted, and (2)...

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...

Authored by: Alexander Sevtsov Edited by: Stefano Ortolani In the previous article, we have described an attack that makes use of a script moniker to execute a Windows Script Component (WSC) file or scriptlet. A scriptlet is nothing more than an XML-file wrapping a script like JScript, VBScript,...