February 22, 2018

Defend Your Business – Don’t Get the Ransom Letter

Ransomware is a serious threat to small businesses, taking information, devices, and networks hostage. It is the most common form of malware and falls into two categories of malicious programs: encryptors and lockers. Encryption ransomware programs convert your files into a cypher or code, preventing you from accessing them. The hacker demands payment to decrypt […]
February 20, 2018

A Slice of 2017 Sofacy Activity

Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and Tsar Team, is a highly active and prolific APT. From their high volume 0day deployment to their innovative and broad malware set, Sofacy is one of the top groups that we monitor, report, and protect against. 2017 was not any different in this regard. Our private reports […]
January 22, 2018

A silver bullet for the attacker

In the past years, the problem of vulnerabilities in industrial automation systems has been becoming increasingly important. The fact that industrial control systems have been developing in parallel with IT systems, relatively independently and often without regard for modern secure coding practices is probably the main source of ICS security problems. As a result of […]
January 16, 2018

Skygofree: Following in the footsteps of HackingTeam

At the beginning of October 2017, we discovered new Android spyware with several features previously unseen in the wild. In the course of further research, we found a number of related samples that point to a long-term development process. We believe the initial versions of this malware were created at least three years ago – […]
January 15, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown patches causing trouble as realistic attacks get closer

Applications, operating systems, and firmware all need to be updated to defeat Meltdown and protect against Spectre, two attacks that exploit features of high-performance processors to leak information and undermine system security. The computing industry has been scrambling to respond after news of the problem broke early a few days into the new year. But […]