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Using Threat Intelligence Feeds to Prevent Orcus RAT Infections

John Paul Revesz (also known as "Armada"), the Canadian behind the Orcus RAT (a software that been used in various malware attacks), has been charged under Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code on November 8. The specific section is for the unauthorized use of a computer, and at its core, this is what Revesz's Orcus software does. more

BriansClub & PoS Malware Attacks: How Threat Intelligence Solutions Help Prevent Payment Card Theft

The most common method by which PoS malware infects hosts is through insider threats and phishing. A knowledgeable employee may install the malware on card-reading machines or retrieve higher-ups' access credentials by guessing username-and-password combinations. more

How Reverse WHOIS Search Can Help Protect Against MegaCortex and Other Ransomware

Earlier this week, a new variant of MegaCortex ransomware was found encrypting files and changing victims' passwords on Windows-based computers. Victims who fail to pay the ransom were as usual threatened that their personal data would be released. How does the attack work? more

DIY Threat Intelligence Gathering If Your Security Solutions Seem Lacking

Security solutions are not made equal. Some are better than others when it comes to providing overall protection, but most will require you to buy an entire suite that's enough to break the bank just so you'd feel safe from cyber attacks. So what are you to do if your budget just isn't big enough to afford all-around protection? more

The Era of Malware: 3 Techniques to Detect and Stay Protected

A while back, creating malicious software was sort of a hobby for programmers. It was hardly ever used to make money, but more of a way to show off what one can do with a computer. more

Q4 2017 DDoS Trends Report: Financial Sector Experienced 40 Percent of Attacks

Verisign has released its Q4 2017 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and security research conducted by Verisign Security Services. more

Verisign Q3 2016 DDoS Trends Report: User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Flood Attacks Continue to Dominate

Verisign has released its Q3 2016 DDoS Trends Report providing a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more

Defending Against Layer 7 DDoS Attacks

Layer 7 attacks are some of the most difficult attacks to mitigate because they mimic normal user behavior and are harder to identify. Verisign's recent trends show that DDoS attacks are becoming more sophisticated and complex, including an increase in application layer attacks. more

MarkMonitor Partners with CYREN to Deepen Visibility into Global Phishing Attacks

The partnership will further advance fraud detection capabilities by improving visibility into phishing and other malicious attacks on a global scale by incorporating CYREN technology into the company's anti-fraud services. more

Is Your TLD Threat Mitigation Strategy up to Scratch?

When it comes to operating a TLD, ensuring your namespace is free of malicious activity should be a particular area of focus if you would like to maintain your reputation as a trusted destination online. Equally, this is a topic of increasing importance for ICANN who continue to drive TLDs to provide safer and safer namespaces. more