Whenever people think of APTs and targeted attacks, people ask: who did it? What did they want? While those questions may well be of some interest, we think it is much more important to ask: what information about the attacker can help organizations protect themselves better?
Researchers over at cybersecurity company enSilo have discovered a novel, powerful and persistent type of malware plaguing the network of one of their customers.
Researchers from cyber attack detection and response outfit Cybereason have discovered a novel APT technique that was used by attackers to gain persistence in an (unnamed) organization' environment and to harvest employees' authentication credentials.
The Anunak / Carbanak hacking group continues to target banks, but has also now hitting Forex-trading companies, casinos, and other institutions from which it can steal large amounts of money or (mis)usable payment card information.
Delivering malware without it being flagged by users and security solutions is one of the biggest challenges malware peddlers face.
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