While we have previously written on the now infamous XPan ransomware family, some of it’s variants are still affecting users primarily located in Brazil. This sample is what could be considered as the “father” of other XPan ransomware variants. A considerable amount of indicators within the source code depict the early origins of this sample.
With the emergence of wearables, the convergence between the virtual and the physical world makes people feel more natural using technology all the time. Unfortunately, the emergence of new technologies also entails new security risks.
Financial data stealing is one of the most effective ways to monetize malware, exploits and other cybercriminal's tools. At the same time, attacks against cash machines (ATM) seemed to explode in year 2015 with several public incidents and a rush by law enforcement authorities globally to respond to this crisis.
Advanced Persistent Threats or APT - concerted, stealthy, ongoing attacks against specific organisations. Typically make use of highly sophisticated malware to breach an organisation's security defences and gain the access and control necessary to achieve their aims.