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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 28, 2022

Ransomware attacks have undergone a pandemic-accelerated evolution in recent years—and defenses have struggled to keep up. The first phase of ransomware has given way to something new and different, better and worse. To help understand this...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on March 9, 2022

Today’s cyber security solutions aren’t countering threat actors’ advanced attacks. In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, even the largest companies and most-secure public agencies have had serious vulnerabilities exposed. If existing solutions...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on January 20, 2022

On December 9th, 2021, reports surfaced about a new zero-day vulnerability, termed Log4j (Log4Shell), impacting Minecraft servers. [see “Protecting Against the Log4J Vulnerability”] Countless millions of devices instantly became at risk of attack,...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on January 12, 2022

With a year-on-year increase of over 161%, malicious usage of cracked versions of Cobalt Strike (a legitimate penetration test tool) is skyrocketing. For organizations that still rely on signature-based next generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions to...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on December 17, 2021

On December 9th, 2021, reports surfaced about a new zero-day vulnerability, termed Log4j (Log4Shell), impacting Minecraft servers. Now, almost one week later, it is clear that countless millions of devices are at risk, and Log4j may rank among the...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on December 9, 2021

Ransomware attacks are soaring. By the end of this year, the global costs incurred by ransomware will be more than $20 billion annually – 57 times what they were in 2015 . For individual organizations feeling the sharp end of this exponential rise,...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on November 18, 2021

Almost a year after an international law enforcement effort supposedly defeated it, Emotet, aka "the world's most dangerous botnet," has returned. Earlier this week, German security researcher Luca Ebach reported seeing malware with Emotet-like...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 2, 2021

In the past month, Morphisec has investigated the origin of several increasingly prevalent infostealers. These include Redline, Taurus, Tesla, and Amadey.

As part of our research, we identified pay-per-click (PPC) ads in Google’s search results that...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on April 2, 2021

The developers of the Phobos ransomware have added new fileless and evasive techniques to their arsenal. Constantly keeping their attack up to date helps them bypass detection technologies through several distinct approaches, the latest of which we...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on March 10, 2021

Microsoft recently published details of an attack showing how a threat actor used zero-day exploits to access Microsoft Exchange Servers. The new exploit enabled access to email accounts and allowed the installation of additional malware to...

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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 Michael Gorelik on November 5, 2020

Introduction

The Agent Tesla information stealer has been around since 2014. During the last two to three years, it's also had a significant distribution growth factor partially due to the fact that cracked versions of it have been leaked.

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on August 7, 2020

Garmin has confirmed that the recent outage its users experienced was indeed the result of a successful ransomware attack. However, the extent of the damage done is still unclear. The attack, which compromised Garmin’s servers for five days,...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on July 8, 2020

Advanced persistent threats describes the highly evolved nature of today’s cyberattacks. Hackers have developed sophisticated techniques – in-memory exploits, living-off-the-land attacks, remote access trojans, and more – that allow them to evade...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 30, 2020

Since early March, the team at Morphisec Labs has been supporting enterprises as they shift to distributed workforces in response to COVID-19. From assisting hospitals with securing their remote workers to uncovering new weaknesses in collaboration...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 16, 2020

As part of a rapid change in the work environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Morphisec Labs has been tracking the change in the attack trend landscape. This has included the evolution of adware, PUA, and fraudulent software bundle delivery beyond...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on May 13, 2020

The rise of fileless attacks in the past 10 years has stymied even the best antivirus software. Traditional AV is designed to detect known signatures of known malware and prevent it from executing. Fileless attacks lack a signature, which allows it...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on February 28, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous version of this blog post mis-identified the source of this attack as the FIN7 group; GRIFFON and OSTAP are both very long javascripts that have many similarities. This caused the confusion in identifying the attack as...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on October 10, 2019

In August of 2019, just a month after our publication on a targeted BitPaymer/IEncrypt campaign, Morphisec identified a new and alarming evasion technique that the same adversaries adopted while targeting yet another enterprise in the automotive...

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on June 10, 2019

During the period of March to May 2019, Morphisec Labs observed a new, highly sophisticated variant of the ShellTea / PunchBuggy backdoor malware that attempted to infiltrate a number of machines within the network of a customer in the...

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