Category Archives: Security News

Mirai Internet of Things IoT DDoS sets record 600+ GB/Sec and your refrigerator could have been one of the attackers!

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) ? In today’s technological expansion everything seems to be connected to the Internet, for instance in my own home I have my refrigerator, thermostat, video cameras, tablets, cell phone, TV, xbox, DirecTV box, printer, security system, laptops, servers, workstations, Ethernet tap, a switch and a router all connected… Read More »

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2016 35,400,000 known records stolen

Lewis Morgan 27th July 2016 Another month is coming to a close, and once again it ends with a long list of data breaches and cyber attacks – a list that gets longer every month. Two breaches that stand out to me are the Wendy’s and Cici’s Pizza data breaches, in which point-of-sale (POS) malware… Read More »

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BRO vs Snort IDS Locky Ransomware tcpdump Traffic Sample Data Packet Analysis

(PCAP and Binary samples available with their usual password and location) Bro and Snort are completely different types of applications although they are commonly compared against one another. From a network security standpoint Snort can’t do much to detect new malware variants, obfuscation TTPs and other non-low hanging fruit we haven’t created a signature for.… Read More »

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Analysis SecureStudies.com OSSProxy MarketScore OpinionSpy Adware/PUP/Trojan/Malware comScore vs Nielsen

A few days back one of our Virus/Malware file submission sites received close to a hundred executables from two IP addresses over an hour period for comScore, Inc related samples running AV detection scans against each file. This activity flagged some interest at first because the binary files were for various Operating Systems such as Linux… Read More »

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Adware loading Malware for Monetization? System Healer Social Engineers DNSChanger/Dynamer 185.17.184.11

Typically, malware will be installed through the use of exploit kits, spam e-mails, gifs laced with executables, torrents and so on. That being said, there is a fairly commonly downloaded software package known as “System Healer” being downloaded on the interwebs which claims to speed up your PC and optimize it. Are Sethealer.net/iSystemHealer.com/MagicPro.org serving up… Read More »

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