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Five Security Predictions for 2015: Bolder Threats Leading to Bolder Security Teams

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No one is safe from getting hacked. This has been no more evident than in 2014 where we have seen some of the biggest high-end data breaches of large companies ever seen to date. Data, personal records and financial information has been stolen and sold on the black market in a matter of days. eBay, Target and more recently Sony … Read the rest

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Update: Kovter bot spreading over the weekend (again), bearing ‘toll debt’ notifications

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The Kovter bot initiated another malicious spam run over the weekend (25th July 2015). The malicious emails spread early morning Saturday. This wave is another effort from the Kovter bot to expand in the past few weeks. In this round, the emails claimed to be an “Indebted for driving on toll road #XXXXXXXXX” where the X’s are random numbers. Alerting … Read the rest

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Hacking Team Exploit Round-up: Microsoft out of band patch for CVE-2015-2426

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Microsoft issued an urgent out of band patch MS15-078 for another remote code execution vulnerability uncovered in the 400GB of data that leaked from Hacking Team.

The patch resolves a security issue (CVE-2015-2426) that allows for remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains maliciously crafted embedded … Read the rest

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Kovter expanding bot through emails bearing ‘court notices’ – Performanta’s case study

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On the weekend of the 11th of July some suspicious emails holding the subject of ‘Notice to Appear in Court’ were sent out to some of our key employees. The messages were allegedly originating from the ‘District Court’ and held a zipped attachment. Performanta Labs instigated some analysis and confirmed it was a threat. Following up with more rigorous analysis … Read the rest

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How do you define an advanced cyber attack?

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Data breaches have become more common in the current landscape, nowadays we often hear about organisations that suffered a data breach on a daily basis or at least on a weekly basis. Reading this week’s news proved this trend as ‘LastPass‘, a company that creates online and free software to store passwords safely, got breached announcing that “email … Read the rest

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