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Posted by Matthew Delman on February 26, 2021

We’re back after a skipped Security News in Review last week. In this week’s edition of our roundup of the biggest cybersecurity news stories, we have reporting on ransomware attacks shutting down Underwriters Laboratories and a payment processor widely used by state and municipal governments, as well as a report on Google partnering with the Linux Foundation to hire two people whose sole job will be to improve the security of the Linux kernel. 

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on February 19, 2021

Microsoft Defender Antivirus suffers from a perception problem. For the first decade of its existence, starting with its 2006 release, Defender was a much-maligned piece of software that no business would use to protect its endpoints. That’s no longer the case. Defender has today evolved into a competent and competitive endpoint security platform backed by one of the world’s largest companies. This improvement didn’t happen by accident. 

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on February 11, 2021

Introducing egregor ransomware

Egregor is considered to be one of the most prolific ransomware threat groups. Yet it gained this reputation in a very short time due to its uncompromising double extortion methodology.

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Posted by Matthew Delman on February 10, 2021

Every week, the Morphisec team works hard to bring you the top stories from around the security media-sphere to make your job and securing your critical infrastructure easier.

In today’s weekly edition of Security News in Review, you’ll find news from Microsoft about keeping your defenses up despite Emotet’s disruption, a new Google Chrome 0-day that affects Windows and Mac users, and reporting about a ransomware attack on utility company Electrobras

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Posted by Michael Dereviashkin on February 8, 2021

Introduction

During the period between January 15 and 20, Morphisec identified a significant campaign targeting multiple German customers from the manufacturing industry. Targeted personnel were redirected to compromised websites that were, and still are, delivering advanced fileless downloaders that eventually lead to an Osiris client with a bundled mini-Tor communicating to a C2 onion Tor panel.

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Posted by Nadav Lorber on February 5, 2021

Introduction

In this post, we will be covering CinaRAT loader`s evasive TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures) as have been identified and prevented by Morphisec’s zero-trust endpoint security solution, powered by moving target defense technology. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on February 3, 2021

Every week, the Morphisec team works hard to bring you the top stories from around the security media-sphere to make your job and securing your critical infrastructure easier.

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 28, 2021

As the fallout from this past December's SolarWinds cyberattack settles, it is clear that the hack didn't just compromise federal organizations. The SolarWinds attack now appears to have infected government networks from federal departments all the way down to state and local government bodies. That a state-sponsored attack would proliferate beyond its initial targets is no surprise. However, the fact that this attack impacted all government levels also highlights a broader trend. State and local government networks are no less of a target than their federal counterparts for cybercriminals. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on January 26, 2021

In today’s weekly edition of Security News in Review, the Morphisec team is bringing you stories about how a cyberattack forced a Belgian hospital to redirect patients, the discovery of yet another malware strain used in the SolarWinds attack, and the launch of a new campaign from CISA to reduce the risk of ransomware. 

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on January 21, 2021

Before COVID-19 started making headlines earlier this year, government departments might have been considered unlikely candidates for making large scale remote working a success. However, with service levels maintained across the public sector despite challenging circumstances, this assumption has been thoroughly disproven. 

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