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The financially-motivated Carbanak hacker group has added a new JScript backdoor to its cyber-weapons arsenal, along with updated macros, Proofpoint security researchers warn. Also referred to as FIN7, the multinational gang of cybercriminals has been active for at least two years and has been associated with a variety of incidents this year. In 2015, Kasperskly […]

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In today’s threatscape, anti-malware software provides little peace of mind. In fact, anti-malware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes unrecognizable. To combat […]

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A hacker or group of hackers claimed today to have breached FireEye’s Mandiant. In a Pastebin post, they claimed, “It was fun to be inside a giant company named ‘Mandiant’… ‘Mandiant’ knows how deep we breached into its infrastructure.” The “proof” of the breach was somewhat limited information about one Mandiant/FireEye employee, Adi Peretz (FireEye […]

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Late Sunday evening, someone posted details alleged to have come from a compromised system maintained by Adi Peretz, a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at Mandiant. The leaked records expose the analyst from both a personal and professional level, but Sunday’s post also suggested a much larger incident and the possibility of additional Mandiant leaks in […]

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