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Shamoon the Wiper – Copycats at Work

Earlier today, we received an interesting collection of samples from colleagues at another anti-malware company. The samples are especially interesting because they contain a module with the following string: C:ShamoonArabianGulfwiperreleasewiper.pdb Of course, the ?wiper reference immediately reminds us of the… Read Full Article

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Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2018

Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe. Read Full Article

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A King’s Ransom It is Not

The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokers”. These WannaCry and ExPetr ransomware events are the biggest in the sense that they spread the quickest and most effectively of known ransomware to date. Read Full Article