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The Monday Media Wrap Up

The Monday Media Wrap Up

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Articles from September 17-23 Ransomware Goes Viral: What You Need to Know Computerworld | Acronis | September 22, 2016 If you’re one of the thousands of computer users who now get hit by ransomware every day, there can be no greater frustration than seeing your desktop image change from its usual serene outdoor scene to […]

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Turn the Tide on Phishing and Ransomware

Turn the Tide on Phishing and Ransomware

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

DomainTools recently teamed up with Osterman Research and six other security companies on a survey and corresponding white paper discussing how organizations are dealing with phishing and ransomware. While we hear about high-profile (successful) attacks, or technical details about the behaviors of the latest variant, there hasn’t been as much coverage of how organizations are […]

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The Benefit of Code Without Actually Writing It

The Benefit of Code Without Actually Writing It

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve been fortunate these last few years to meet with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of security teams of all shapes and sizes, with maturity ranging from a couple smart but embattled analysts all the way up to massive cyber fusion centers with an intelligence capability that likely rivals that of most small nations. In my quest […]

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The Monday Media Wrap Up

The Monday Media Wrap Up

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Articles from September 10-16 Global DNS outage hits Microsoft Azure customers ZDNet | Mary Jo Foley | September 15, 2016 As the Azure status page makes clear, a global DNS outage is impacting users in all regions on Sept. 15, 2016. The status page said the outage started at 11:48 UTC (7:48 am ET). The […]

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DomainTools 101: Simple Strategies to Tackle Phishing in Your Organization

DomainTools 101: Simple Strategies to Tackle Phishing in Your Organization

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The other day I ran across a great blog post by Execute Malware that talked about the efforts he went through to find and identify new phishing domains. The one thing he didn’t mention was that he was mostly looking for free tools. I have to admit, the amount of detail and work he went […]

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The Monday Media Wrap Up

The Monday Media Wrap Up

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Articles from September 3-9 Crafty Fantom Ransomware Poses as Windows Update Infosecurity Magazine | Tara Seals | September 9, 2016 First discovered by malware researcher Jakub Kroustek of security firm AVG, Fantom is based on the open-source EDA2 ransomware project. It appears displaying a fake update screen with a download file entitled simply, ‘Critical Update’. […]

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DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Josh Hou

DomainTools Employee Spotlight – Josh Hou

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in March, I was honored to write my first employee spotlight (which brought our own Timothy Crosley into the limelight, pun intended). Now, it is my distinct pleasure to share some important information about our one and only Josh Hou. Not only is Josh an outstanding member of our back-end engineering team, he is […]

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The Monday Media Wrap Up

The Monday Media Wrap Up

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Articles from August 19-26 How Intel and Others Are Fighting the Ransomware Epidemic Fortune | David Meyer | August 24, 2016 Intel and the security firm Kaspersky Lab have released tools for freeing files that are being held to ransom by a nasty piece of malware called Wildfire. Wildfire is a variant of ransomware—the rapidly […]

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Nothing Bot Net

Nothing Bot Net

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A basic security premise: as security teams within organizations continue to evolve, so do threat actors. One prominent example of this reality that security professionals encounter in their environment is DGAs (or Domain Generation Algorithms). DGAs are algorithms leveraged in some malware. They are used to generate a large volume of domain names (which usually […]

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The Monday Media Wrap Up

The Monday Media Wrap Up

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Articles from August 13-19 Malware Attacks on Businesses Are Down – But It’s No Time to Be Complacent TechRadar | Darren Allan | August 19, 2016 Check Point has released its latest threat intelligence report on malware which is targeting businesses, and the good news is that the overall level of malicious activity is down […]

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