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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: cyberattack

RANSOMWARE NEWS JUST KEEPS ON COMING

Less than three weeks have passed since we released our ransomware-themed newsletter to our subscribers, and we’ve already come across endless new headlines about big-name ransomware attacks. And we all know - when the attacks are big, the ransom prices are high!

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ThreatSTOP Free Open Source Analysis Tools Series. Part 1: Why Use IOCs?

Welcome To Our New Weekly Series, Free Open Source Analysis Tools.

This Week's Topic: Free Open-Source Analysis Tools, Why Use IOCs?

Throughout this series, we'll be talking about a Security Analyst’s IOC analysis journey. From discovering relevant indicators and performing the analysis, to finding enrichments and new IOCs. We will also share recommendations for free open-source analysis tools and use cases completed by ThreatSTOP's Security and Research Team, showing how to utilize the various platforms and tools. Let's get started.

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GreyEnergy Discovered As Successor to Notorious BlackEnergy

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John Bambenek Speaking at Infragard Symposium: A Primer on Cyber Security Intelligence & the Need For Threat Sharing

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ThreatSTOP Report: BlackEnergy

Attacks on critical infrastructure are a top concern for government officials and the private sector alike. The ramifications of losing power can be life threatening and have a negative impact on operations of businesses and public services.

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ThreatSTOP blocking Shellshock (Bash) scanners

Over the last 36 hours ThreatSTOP has identified a number of hosts that are attempting to scan for (and then exploit) the Shellshock bash vulnerability. We are actively identifying these miscreants through (failed) attacks against our servers, detection by our honeypots, and data received from malware researchers we work with.

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The SCADA Threat

Sometimes they let me out in public to talk to people and last night was one of those occasions. Last night I attended an INSA event where various security related issues were discussed. The main speaker was Admiral Mike McConnell, the former head of the NSA and former DNI, and he said something which I greatly fear is true, particularly regarding major infrastructure.

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