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Xbot, HawkEye, and AZORult – Three Malware Families

Xbot, HawkEye, and AZORult have made recent appearances on the CyberCrimetracker and are now tracked by both the tracker and ThreatSTOP. The goal of the three families is stealing sensitive information from victims.

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Xshell Ghost – All Ex Machina, None of the Deus

Certain versions of Xshell contain a backdoor that could allow for data exfiltration.

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Mobile Device Malware on the Rise, ThreatSTOP Responds

The threat landscape is ever changing, in Q1 of 2017 alone, mobile ransomware attacks increased 250%. Mobile devices are an inseparable part of our life, making these valuable and vulnerable targets. As with any technology we use, ThreatSTOP is creating new ways to defend our customers.

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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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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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Dynamic DNS Providers – Offering Options on IP Addresses

ThreatSTOP has compiled a list of Dynamic DNS (DynDNS) services and providers. The list itself can is useful for both black lists as well as white lists.

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NotPetya Ransomware Attack Hits Europe Moving On To U.S.

NotPetya ransomware, also known at PetrWrap, is a new virus currently ripping through Europe and is showing signs of moving onto the U.S. So far over 2,000 targets have been hit. These include Russia’s top oil producer, and Ukrainian Banks and Power Grid. Attacks have also been noted on the German Metro system, Denmark, France, Spain, and more. The name itself is derived from the original belief that this was a subset of the Petya malware on closer inspection, Kaspersky Labs has declared that this was incorrect and redubbed the new virus NotPetya.

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New Botnet Targets and more

ThreatSTOP's Security team is adding multiple new targets based on the cybercrime-tracker to our expert and standard lists. These lists will better help our customers against various sources of cybercrime. 

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SambaCry Vulnerability Announced, Patches Released

On 26, May 2017 Samba.org in cooperation with SerNet released a security advisory for all versions of Samba.

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Use of VPN and Tor Traffic Allows Corporate Security Bypassing

 

We’ve all been bored at work, that’s a given. We don’t have a need to go crashing through the brush looking for our next meal and that leaves our brains with a bunch of extra cycles to spend on life in the modern world. That means our personal lives, our jobs, and what to have for lunch.

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