Category: Security

ExileRAT shares C2 with LuckyCat, targets Tibet

Posted on 10th February 2019

Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and Jaeson Schultz authored this post.

Executive summary

Cisco Talos recently observed a malware campaign delivering a malicious Microsoft PowerPoint document using a mailing list run by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), an...

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Cyber Security Week in Review (Feb. 8)

Posted on 8th February 2019

Welcome to this week's Cyber Security Week in Review, where Cisco Talos runs down all of the news we think you need to know in the security world. For more news delivered to your inbox every week, sign up...

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More than 500 million Marriott guests’ information was hacked. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on 19th December 2018

The Marriott data breach may have been the result of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, according to a report by the New York Times. Marriott announced the hack on November 30, saying hackers targeted its Starwood reservation system and accessed the personal...

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Are your company’s digital credentials are for sale on the dark web?

Posted on 31st May 2018

What is the Dark Web?

  Think of the web as an iceberg.   You have the top portion of the iceberg that is visible above the water's surface, while the remainder is submerged beneath the water. The visible top of the iceberg above...

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FBI WARNING: Small office and home office owners reboot your routers now!

Posted on 30th May 2018

In a Public Service Announcement released on May 25, 2018, the FBI urges any owner of  small office and home office routers reboot their devices. Hundreds of thousands of small business, home routers, and other networked devices have been compromised by...

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Why you should be concerned about the dark web

Posted on 2nd May 2018

What is the Dark Web? Dark web is a blanket term used to describe part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access it.  It is also any site that hasn’t been indexed by a search engine, meaning...

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Eye Opening and Terrifying: How Easy it is to Hack Technology

Posted on 12th April 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference where Kevin Mitnick, the "world's most famous hacker," presented.    Kevin is a bestselling author, and top cyber security speaker who hacked into 40 major corporations simply for the challenge...

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Despite FBI Warning – Two Texas Employers Fall for W-2 Phishing Scam

Posted on 8th March 2018

With the US tax filing deadline just a little over a month away, tax-themed phishing season is also upon us. Watch out for compromised email accounts or spoofed emails pretending to be from company executives requesting W-2 information.   These scam emails...

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SamSam Ransomware Hits Colorado DOT – Shuts Down 2,000 Computers

Posted on 28th February 2018

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) has shut down over 2,000 computers after systems got infected with the SamSam ransomware on Wednesday, February 21. The agency's IT staff is working with its antivirus provider McAfee to remediate affected workstations and safeguard...

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Phishing Scam Alert! A New Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

Posted on 7th February 2018

In a recent post from Ogletree Deakins relates to a new phishing scam that you should be aware of. Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks!   Here is the scenario:

  • The employee receives an...

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