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Trust me, I have a pen

Earlier today we became aware of a malicious website delivering Petya through the Hunter exploit kit. While there is nothing special about yet another exploit kit page, this one caught our attention because it mimics the index page of our sinkhole systems. Read Full Article

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The Equation giveaway

August 13, 2016 saw the beginning of a truly bizarre episode. A new identity going under the name ‘ShadowBrokers’ came onto the scene claiming to possess files belonging to the apex predator of the APT world, the Equation Group. Read Full Article

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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

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Beware of Backdoored Linux Mint ISOs

Yesterday a blog post on “The Linux Mint Blog” caught our attention. Apparently criminals managed to compromise a vulnerable instance of Wordpress which the project used to run their website. The attackers modified download links pointing to backdoored ISO files of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition. Read Full Article

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Malware on the Smart TV?

In a comment on Reddit this week, user “moeburn” raised the possibility of new malware circulating for Smart TVs. We immediately got to work trying to figure out if this threat was targeting connected televisions specifically or whether this was an accidental infection. Read Full Article