Turla’s watering hole campaign: an updated Firefox Extension abusing Instagram

Some of the tactics used in APT attacks die hard. A good example is provided by Turla’s watering hole campaigns. This group, which has been targeting governments, government officials and diplomats for years, is still using watering hole techniques to redirect potentially interesting victims to their C&C infrastructure. In fact, they have been using them … More Turla’s watering hole campaign: an updated Firefox Extension abusing Instagram

Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

Over the years, we have witnessed how cybercriminals have developed and implemented sophisticated new techniques to outwit users. That being said, one thing has not changed and remains a constant challenge: ensuring perseverance and avoiding detection both by security solutions and the human eye. In recent months, we have started to receive various reports about suspicious and … More Malicious registry keys: Reflective injection

Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

As of February 13th, 2017, Gmail has started deploying their new restrictive policy on .js file attachments, extending their list of file types blocked for security reasons. After the full release, Gmail users won’t be able to send or receive mail containing .js attachments, even if they’re in a compressed and archived form. Seeing that … More Gmail starts blocking JavaScript attachments: Alternative infector vectors to be expected?

Ireland worst affected by Nemucod ransomware delivering trojan

ESET finds that Nemucod, the top infecting malware of recent weeks has a 15,82% world detection rate, but a 50,42% detection rate in Ireland ESET Ireland warns users against an increased number of infected emails containing a malicious attachment, which downloads and installs ransomware onto an infected device. When opened, it encrypts victims‘ files on … More Ireland worst affected by Nemucod ransomware delivering trojan

CyberThreats Daily: As Twitter reveals a user’s identity, what now for free speech?

Twitter’s controversial decision to reveal an anonymous user’s identity is a wake-up call to social media users everywhere that they really have to think twice before posting. Remember the old sayings, “there’s many a slip between cup and lip” or “loose lips sink ships”? Many of us grew up in an age where discretion was … More CyberThreats Daily: As Twitter reveals a user’s identity, what now for free speech?