Contributing to the Annual DBIR

Our contributions on targeted attack activity and other areas to a report like this one over the past several years is important to help to improve cyber-security awareness and education both in the security industry and the general public. Read Full Article

Freezer Paper around Free Meat

Instead of developing customized hacking tools or buying them from third-party suppliers on the criminal underground, cyberespionage threat actors are using tools available on the web for research purposes. Several cyberespionage campaigns utilizing such tools have been spotted recently by experts. Read Full Article

Spammers all geared up for Euro 2016!

Major football tournaments such as the World Cup and the European Championship, traditionally attract a lot of spammer activity. Euro 2016 will be held this summer in France, and it’s not only the fans and players who are getting ready but also Internet fraudsters. The latter have started sending out fake notifications about lottery wins dedicated to the upcoming tournament. Read Full Article

How to trick traffic sensors

These sensors are the lowest tier of ‘smart city’ infrastructure – they collect raw data about traffic and pass it on; without that data, no analysis can be done and systems cannot be configured properly. Therefore, the information coming from the sensors has to be accurate. But is that actually the case? Read Full Article

Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm

In February 2016, the Internet was shaken by an epidemic caused by the new ransomware Trojan Locky. The Trojan has been actively propagating up to the present day. Kaspersky Lab products have reported attempts to infect users with the Trojan in 114 countries around the world. Analysis of the samples has shown that this Trojan is a brand new ransomware threat, written from scratch. Read Full Article

The evolution of Brazilian Malware

Cybercrime in Brazil has changed drastically in the last few years, as it shifted from simple keyloggers to tailored remote administration tools that can run a complete attack by using the victim machine. As we know, they are in touch with cybercriminals from Eastern Europe, mainly Russians. Read Full Article

Hospitals are under attack in 2016

The year 2016 started with a quite a number of security incidents related to hacks of hospitals and medical equipment. They include a ransomware attack on a Los Angeles hospital, the same in two German hospitals, an attack on a Melbourne hospital and so on – in just two months of 2016! Read Full Article