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Belated Christmas Greetings from Emotet

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:11:02 +0000

Emotet is a trojan that steals financial information, AKA, “Banking Malware”. Trojans give cybercriminals a backdoor to systems, making it possible to spy on confidential information like banking credentials and to exfiltrate data. In order to get a trojan onto a system, an attacker will want to disguise it as something else. Once the Christmas […]

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Mounting Mining Mayhem

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:47:41 +0000

Rise of the Cryptominers As cryptocurrencies continue to increase in value, cryptomining becomes increasingly more lucrative. With Bitcoin nearly reaching $18,000USD/1BTC, speculation that other cryptocurrencies such as Etherium and Monero may hit this mark eventually is rising. Monero is especially interesting given that one of its primary advantages is the relatively low processing power needed […]

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Introducing @PhishTank_Bot

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:04:37 +0000

Out of the Net, into the Tank PhishTank started in 2006 with the idea to help make the Internet a better place by sharing free phishing data with the help of our online community. Over 5.3 million phishes have been submitted and 2.2 verified as valid threats. We’re still growing strong thanks to our community! […]

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The Weather Report: Exploit Kit Tracker, Detecting ZBot, and New Phishing Techniques

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:13:46 +0000

In our latest Cisco Umbrella Security Weather Report, we share Exploit Kit Tracker, how to detect ZBot using SSL Traffic, and the latest phishing techniques!

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Protecting ICOs and cryptocurrency users

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:58:31 +0000

A whole new world of ICO Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are disrupting not just the currencies market. A newly observed trend of Internet Coin Offerings (ICOs) is changing the way VCs work with startups.  A recent Coindesk report states that the Bancor ICO set a record by raising $153 million in Ether from approximately 10,885 buyers. According to Coinschedule, […]

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Winter has come for Game of Thrones, and so has more granular inspection of URLs and files in Cisco Umbrella!

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:51:59 +0000

You just finished binge-watching season seven of Game of Thrones. Ah, here comes the post-GoT sadness. To ease your woes, you begin your search for a new series to start binging. You can usually tell if a series will be good or bad just from the title, poster, actors, and genre, but for some, you […]

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Behind the Modern Botnet

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:03:47 +0000

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to be able to speak at the very first BSides Amsterdam. I shared some insight on botnets and the malicious infrastructure behind them, seen from analyzing DNS traffic through Cisco Umbrella’s resolvers. Botnets enable the spread of malware and fuel the infrastructure behind cyber crime. Once a cyber […]

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Changing the Standard of Phishing: Attack Trends,Tips and Tricks.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:33:33 +0000

As Old as the Hills Phishing attacks are well known and still the most popular and most successful type of attack used by cyber criminals. The design remains to be simple, as this attack is aimed at the most vulnerable components of information systems – the users. Startups launching Initial Coin Offerings are experiencing an increasing number […]

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The Weather Report: Seamless Campaign, LuminosityLink RAT, and OG-Miner!

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:15 +0000

In our first ever Cisco Umbrella Security Weather Report, we break down the Seamless Exploit Kit Campaign, discuss the LuminosityLink Remote Access Trojan and Open Graphiti Miner!

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