Incidents

Need to beef-up UK anti-spam legislation

It has been reported that Microsoft has just won a court order requiring a UK spammer to pay £45,000.

The interesting point here is that Microsoft took action against Paul Fox for breaching the terms and conditions of its Hotmail service, rather than using the relevant sections of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations introduced in the UK in 2003.

It’s to be hoped that this case will prove a deterrent against spammers. Nevertheless, it does highlight the limitations of UK anti-spam legislation.

Need to beef-up UK anti-spam legislation

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Reports

Operation TunnelSnake

A newly discovered rootkit that we dub ‘Moriya’ is used by an unknown actor to deploy passive backdoors on public facing servers, facilitating the creation of a covert C&C communication channel through which they can be silently controlled. The victims are located in Africa, South and South-East Asia.

APT trends report Q1 2021

This report highlights significant events related to advanced persistent threat (APT) activity observed in Q1 2021. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports.

The leap of a Cycldek-related threat actor

The investigation described in this article started with one such file which caught our attention due to the various improvements it brought to this well-known infection vector.

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