Downloaders and droppers (aka malware that delivers other malware) have
been forced to live in the shadow of more famous stages of the exploit kit
chain, like landing pages or the malware that's eventually dropped. One
reason they are often overlooked and not analyzed as often is because they
We're counting down the last few days to RSA 2017. As you pack your suitcase
and map outyour schedule, plan on joining us for a demo atBooth #933.
Stop by and say hello and grab your limited edition t-shirt. Here’s a quick
rundown on where you can find us: RSA 2017 EXPO: Join Fidelis Cybersecur …
Producers of the 1995 James Bond film “GoldenEye” packed the plot with
all the signature elements fans expect from the successful franchise.
Over-the-top supervillain – check. Coolspy gadgets – check. Exotic
locations – check. And, of course, 007 saves the day. The film was also
What does 2017 hold for security professionals and the industry as a whole?
To answer this question, let’s take a quick look at what has not changed.
For one, ransomware continues to be an effective extortion tool for
attackers. They’re constantly honing their ability to use backdoors and
Earlier this month, security news media reported attackers holding
internet-exposed MongoDB and Elasticsearch databases for ransom. Attackers
said they’d return the data if they got paid -- otherwise, the data would
be erased. In many reported instances, attackers simply deleted the data.
Security got the boring end of the stick when names for the generations
were handed out. Instead of Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers or the Greatest
Generation, we're stuck with "Next Gen." What comes after "Next Gen"? And
where were the creative minds hiding when we needed them most? In this pos …
There are two types of runners: long-distance runners and sprinters.
Everything about them is different. Sprinters are built for power while
marathoners are built for endurance. But what if you could break the mold and
find all of those capabilities in a single athlete? Endpoint detection and
In Part 1 of this series we asked the question: Would you re-hire your IPS
if you interviewed it today? But it’s not a totally fair question. Because,
before you hire someone (or in this case buy something) it’s pretty obvious
that you need a deep and thorough understanding of what the job en …
Vawtrak, a.k.a. Neverquest, has been a prominent trojan in the banking world
and numerous researchers have reported their findings about this malware. In
August 2016, we blogged about the addition of a DGA to the banking trojan
known as Vawtrak. The actors behind Vawtrak reacted to this attention …