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BluVector Q4 2020 Threat Report Highlights Evasive Malware, Point of Sale Attack

Recently BluVector released their latest quarterly threat report, a summary of the most notable malware that their Advanced Threat Detection engines caught at the end of last year.

Emerging Threats: Egregor

Since their discovery in September 2020, Egregor has racked up a long list of victims, notably taking credit for hacking Barnes & Noble and the game developers Ubisoft and Crytek.

Calling All CISOS: You Need to Improve Your Defensive Posture

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – that’s the message from Travis Rosiek, the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of BluVector in a new blog post summarizing the state of organizational cybersecurity.
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BluVector Threat Report, Q2 2020: Novel Infrastructure Attacks and Anti-Detection Advancements

Threats reported in the second quarter of 2020 suggest attackers are using newfound time (due to COVID-19 lockdowns) to dream up and execute more innovative and damaging cyber-attacks. Two trends stand out: attacks on infrastructure and advancements in the ability to obfuscate malware from detection and protection solutions.

Cyber Feed Roundup – 7/3/20

Here are the stories that caught our eye this week: How hackers extorted $1.14m from a US university A Netwalker criminal...

Ransomware in State and Local Government

While ransomware has fallen from the headlines from its peak in 2016, it is a persistent threat. According to a report by Malwarebytes, there has been a 363% year-over-year increase in the attacks...

Crime Pays in Cybersecurity

Ransomware is big business. A ransomware-as-a-service platform recently claimed to have processed $2 billion in ransom payouts over an 18 month period, all using untraceable currency. Threat actors use Bitcoin as the preferred currency,...

Should States Pay Ransomware?

Governments have been the victims of ransomware attacks this year, from large cities to smaller towns, no one has been immune. Ransomware, a form of malware, encrypts the data on a victim’s...