Threat Intelligence

15 05, 2017

Does WannaCry Mark a New Era of Global, Distributed Cybercrime?

By |2017-10-04T09:43:35-07:00May 15th, 2017|Threat Intelligence|Comments Off on Does WannaCry Mark a New Era of Global, Distributed Cybercrime?

It reads like a chapter straight out of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. WannaCry's estimated impact (so far) is huge: more than 150 countries have been affected, with 200,000 detections showing up across industries, governmental agencies and more. WannaCry spread with lightning speed because it's a combination of ransomware and malware that only needed to be downloaded [...]

12 04, 2017

Amnesia: IoT Botnet or Sentient Linux Malware

By |2017-10-04T09:59:29-07:00April 12th, 2017|Threat Intelligence|Comments Off on Amnesia: IoT Botnet or Sentient Linux Malware

Amnesia is an IoT botnet targeting digital video recorders (DVRs) recently discovered by the Palo Alto Networks research team, Unit 42. The malware exploits a vulnerability disclosed more than a year ago involving remote code execution in DVRs’ Linux-based firmware developed by TVT Digital and branded by more than 70 vendors. At the time of [...]