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Tag: Malware

Emotet is back again: what does it mean?

Emotet is back again on the scene and, to be fair, we’re not surprised. Its predictable return has come just ten months after the takedown of its infrastructure, following an internationally coordinated law enforcement operation in January 2021. If you need a refresher on that operation, Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) published two analyses a few […]

Initial Access Brokers in Q3 2021

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time once again to look at the initial access broker (IAB) activity in the previous quarter. For those who didn’t catch our research paper released in March 2021, IABs act as a middleman by identifying vulnerable organizations and selling access to them to the highest bidder. These […]

ENISA 2021 Threat Landscape: Initial Thoughts

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released its yearly threat landscape report, which contains some handy insights. The following blog details some of the key points from the report surrounding threats in 2021. One of the key sentiments repeated throughout the report is that cyber threats continue to increase in the number of […]

Q2 Ransomware Roll Up

With the closing of another quarter, it’s once again time to have a look back at the cyber threat landscape drawing out the key events that marked the previous three months. Q2 2021 proved to be one of the most pivotal periods in ransomware, with quite a few key events occurring. This quarter we saw […]

Cyber Attacks: The Challenge of Attribution and Response

In December 2020, the world was rocked by an enormous supply chain attack against software provider Solarwinds, which provided unprecedented access to thousands of the company’s corporate clients. This included several key organizations within the US government and other companies within the private sector. Attackers were able to monitor SolarWinds’ network traffic and maintain persistence […]

Threat Hunting Use Case: Malware & Antivirus

Updated May 2021 Antivirus (AV) is one of the most fundamental tools that an organization can deploy to provide security to their organization.  A typical antivirus solution primarily uses signature–based detections for identifying threats on a system which may not catch the most advanced threats, but it is still helpful in detecting some commodity malware […]