1. Operation TradeSecret: Cyber Espionage at the Heart of Global Trade

    In late February, Fidelis Cybersecurity observed a strategic web compromise on a prominent U.S. lobbying groupthat served up malware to a very specific set of targets. The malware we observed has been used exclusively by Chinese nation-state threat actors in our observation and according to previ … READ MORE

  2. Going Back in Time: Investigating Threats Retroactively

    Welcome back to reducing detection time from months to minutes. In the first post in this series, we showed how metadata holds the power to quickly disarm one of the most effective cyberattack methods in the attackers’ arsenal – phishing. But what about detecting threats in the past? You’v … READ MORE

  3. CISO, Welcome to the Boardroom: New Regulations Likely to Impact CISO Role

    Interesting changes are happening in the world of cybersecurity legislation. Notably, these changes are impacting the role of the chief information security officer (CISO). No longer are CISOs just the sacrificial lamb (read: scapegoat) when a company suffers a data breach. The changes revolve a … READ MORE

  4. Using Yara for Intrusion Prevention

    Nviso Labs recently published a fascinating blog post illustrating the use of the Lua programming language over the Suricata DPI engine to detect obfuscations in PDF files. Deep analysis of content seen on networks is a topic close to our heart at Fidelis Cybersecurity. After reading that post, … READ MORE

  5. Phind the Phish - Reducing Phishing Detection from Months to Minutes

    Every day, attackers tunnel under, sneak through, go around, go over and squeeze past your security technologies. While you’re armed with more security tools than you can count, most of them are hiding a dirty little secret: They actually create more work for people, not less. Security teams a … READ MORE

  6. Widespread Exploitation Attempts Using CVE-2017-5638

    Many research teams have reported on their observations of exploits involving the use of the Apache Struts vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 since Cisco Talos published their post on Wednesday March 8. Fidelis Cybersecurity Threat Research is also seeing widespread activity and contrary to some report … READ MORE

  7. 5 Requirements for Stopping Modern Intrusions

    There’s a reason why airport security x-rays your bags. It’s because the only way you can tell if something is a true threat is to actually look at the contents. It’s the same with network security. The only way to prevent modern intrusions is to actually inspect the content on your network … READ MORE

  8. Modern Messaging OPSEC: Popular App Gives Scammers a Boost

    Modern messaging apps, many of which offer end-to-end encryption, are used every day by millions of people. These apps come with the expectation of privacy. However, we recently observed an interesting operational security issue involving one such popular messaging app, Telegram. We're posting ou … READ MORE

  9. Understanding the SmokeLoader Downloader

    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 ty … READ MORE