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The reason is simple: encryption obfuscates malware code, making it difficult to analyze; prevents users from accessing the component files in the event of an infection; and hides and secures the attackers’ malicious network communication. In short, malware encryption makes it harder for traditional defenses to detect and mitigate that malware. Malware normally collects victim […]

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A fresh ransomware variant known as “Snatch” has been spotted in campaigns, forcing Windows machines to reboot into Safe Mode before beginning the encryption process. It’s one of multiple components of a malware constellation being used in carefully orchestrated attacks that also feature rampant data collection. According to researchers with SophosLabs, Snatch runs itself in […]

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X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of hackers, is hired by a variety of companies to find and help fix vulnerabilities exposing their most important assets to potential attacks. One sector that is increasingly looking into the security of their products is internet of things (IoT) manufacturers that build and sell IoT technologies such as smart […]

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