Weekly Threat Briefs

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Activity Summary - Week Ending August 02, 2019   Breach Alert – This week, Capital One Financial Corporation announced that they were the target of a large-scale data breach, estimated to have affected over 100 million customers in the United States and Canada. Apparently the data was primarily rela...

Aug 02, 2019
  Zegost Campaign -- The FortiGuard Labs SE team discovered a recent spearphishing email campaign containing the Zegost info stealing malware. What is interesting about this specific campaign is that the target victim is a governmental entity in China that provides statistical collection efforts foc...

Jul 26, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending July 19, 2019   GandCrab Saga -- After collaborating with law enforcement from 8 countries, as well as industry, the FBI identified and released the master decryption keys for all new versions of GandCrab introduced since July 2018. Decryption keys can be found at No M...

Jul 19, 2019
Last week, the United States Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), aka USCYBERCOM, tweeted a notification for samples seen in the wild actively exploiting CVE-2017-11774, which is a security bypass vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. These samples were provided to us in advance via our partnership wi...

Jul 12, 2019
Quit While You Are Ahead --Two weeks ago, the GandCrab authors announced their abrupt retirement from the ransomware industry, specifically the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) vertical (if one exists). GandCrab, if you recall, was the most prolific ransomware of 2018, and it appeared that the trend w...

Jun 28, 2019