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Bi-Weekly Security Update 8/30/2017

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 8/18/2017

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Abuse.ch Targets, Blocking Three Additional Ransomwares

 

ThreatSTOP Security Researchers have added three new target lists to our system. These targets leverage additional data from the ransomware tracker at abuse.ch to secure against ransomware threats.

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CRBR Encryptor: A Ransomware By Any Other Name Would Encrypt as Well

It's not unusual for brands to occasionally have to re-envision themselves. Apparently this applies to legitimate and illicit brands equally.

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Qakbot Is Back & Targeting Banking Credentials

Qakbot, also known as Qbot, is a network worm targeting banking credentials. It propagates by copying itself to network drives and infecting removable drives.

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Author Releases Private Key Unlocking Petya/GoldenEye Ransomware

In light of the devastating NotPetya attack, the creator of the original Petya ransomware has released his private key for the malware. This means victims of the original Petya attacks (excluding NotPetya) will be able to decrypt their files for free.

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Hancitor/Chanitor Downloader - You've Got Malspam

Hancitor Downloader has seen many campaigns this year. Malware-Traffic-Analysis, a security research blog operated by Brad Duncan, has published over 40 related articles since the beginning of 2017. Each article covers malspam delivering the downloader, with no sign of the campaigns' wavering.

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ThreatSTOP Software Update & New Target Names

We’re always looking for ways to increase your security protection and improve your experience when working with our solutions. ThreatSTOP will be releasing a software update on August 9th, 2017.

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Remember Emotet Malware? It's Back.

Emotet (also Geodo, Feodo) is a banking trojan (discovered by Trend Micro in 2014) that targeted German and Austrian banking clients. In 2015, Kaspersky published findings of a variant targeting Swiss banking clients. Differences in this version included a new public RSA key (replacing the previous version) and removal of comments and debugging information from the Automatic Transfer System (ATS) script. This script enabled the automatic transfer of funds from the infected users bank account to the cyber criminal's.

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ZeroT Dropping PlugX RAT: Another Day, Another APT

 

A cyber group attributed to Chinese APT activity has used the downloader ZeroT  since February 2016, as reported by Proofpoint in 2017.

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 8/3/2017

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New Target - Comments Spamming Bots

 

 

One of ThreatSTOP's goals has been to help reduce spam on the Internet. Besides being a source of constant annoyance in email, spam, malspam, phishing and spear-phishing all pose large security risks. In recent years, spammers have also discovered a new prime target for spam: website commenting systems. 

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