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Ransomware Attack Against Baltimore: Tweet from Hacker or Malicious Prankster?

Post Appears to Taunt City Officials Eric Sifford, security researcher with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) found that on Sunday, May 12, 2019 a newly created Twitter account posted usernames, passwords and other sensitive-looking, internal documents which appear to be related to the city of Baltimore. Armor chose not to reveal the Twitter handle at […]

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Hackers Go After Payroll Departments and Payroll Services

It is no secret cybercriminals follow the money. But during the past several months, that adage has taken a very literal turn, as a series of cyberattacks targeting payroll departments and payroll services has transpired. Armor, a leading global cloud security solutions provider, observed mention of one such cyberattack in early April, whereby hackers targeted […]

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Armor Detects and Neutralizes 681 Million Cyberattacks Launched at its Cloud Customers in 2018

If you think that hackers aren’t going after organizations’ data being hosted in the cloud, well think again. Armor, a leading cloud security solutions provider which protects the informational assets of 1,200 cloud clients globally, reported that during 2018 they detected and neutralized over 681 million cyber attacks being launched at its clients. Read more on the report.

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Threat Alert – Armor Warns Online Retailers of Increased Attacks

Threat Alert – Armor has found what it believes to be the first Magecart-style (credit card sniffing) attack tool to be openly offered for sale on the Dark Web.

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Threat Intelligence Brief – Q1 2018

In April, we released the much-anticipated Black Market Report, based on three months’ worth of Dark Web research from Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit. The report features some scary information, like how much your personal data is worth and how cheap cybercrime-as-a-service can be.

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Threat Intelligence Brief – September 2017

TECH TALK Locky Ransomware With the media frenzy of the WannaCry and Petya ransomware events earlier this summer, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about Locky. However, this ransomware variant continues to be a serious threat even a year after its release. Case in point, three major botnet spam campaigns delivered Locky variants in April and […]

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Threat Intelligence Brief – August 2017

TECH TALK With email phishing’s continued popularity and effectiveness, it’s important that we expand on last month’s topic with an overview of email header analysis. Analyzing email headers can help you determine if the email is spoofed, or manipulated so that the source of the email appears to be from a familiar source. Spoofed emails […]

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Threat Intelligence Brief – July 2017

TECH TALK Threat Actor Phishing Reconnaissance The Shadow Brokers showed no signs of slowing down in June. In fact, it was quite the opposite as they launched the “Data Dump of the Month Club.” So, not only are they not slowing down, they’ve created a profitable subscriber-based business model. We attempted to highlight several key […]

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Threat Intelligence Brief – June 2017

TECH TALK Minimizing damage from the next WannaCry The recent use of the Shadow Brokers’ leaked tools in recent malware campaigns ( Wannacry /Adylkuzz Botnet/EternalRocks) has highlighted a dirty little secret in the IT world: The continued reliance on unsupported, past end-of-life or unpatchable servers. These legacy systems create easily exploited holes in a corporate […]

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Threat Intelligence Brief – May 2017

THIS MONTH’S THREAT: News Alert: WannaCry Ransomware By now, you’ve likely seen headlines about the global ransomware attack that has affected 230,000 users in nearly 150 countries and knocked the likes of UK’s National Health Services (NHS), Spain’s Telefonica and FedEX out of commission. The attack utilized multiple exploits and post-exploitation tools based on alleged […]

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