Threat Intelligence Articles

Threat Intelligence Articles

Threat Intelligence Articles

Threat Intelligence Brief – January 2017

THIS MONTH’S THREAT: Ransom Campaigns With the hype surrounding ransomware, it’s easy to forget that this tactic is only part of a larger cyber attack category – ransom campaigns. While seemingly indistinguishable from ransomware, the overarching concept of holding data for ransom is a much larger problem than just the use of malware to encrypt […]

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Brooke Blackwell

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Threat Intelligence Brief – December 2016

THIS MONTH’S THREAT: WordPress Exploits We’re constantly monitoring security threat trends as well as attacks against our customers, and every month attackers continue to actively pursue exploitation of content management systems (CMS), especially WordPress. As the most popular CMS, it’s no surprise that WordPress is a perpetual target for threat actors. As a result, there […]

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Brooke Blackwell

Strategic Web Guru

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Threat Intelligence Brief – November 2016

THIS MONTH’S THREAT: Privilege Escalation Exploits and DirtyCOW Privilege escalation (privesc) techniques and exploits are used by threat actors to grant themselves root level permissions in your environment. How Privsec Techniques Work Those attempting privesc typically gain initial network access through vulnerable web services. Once in, they’ll use a web shell to maintain their presence […]

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Brooke Blackwell

Strategic Web Guru

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Threat Intelligence Brief – October 2016

THIS MONTH’S THREAT: Internet of Things (IoT) and the Mirai Botnet The security community was rocked in September by a record-breaking DDoS attack. This massive assault featured approximately 1 Tbps (terabit per second) of traffic directed at a single target. The attack has been attributed to an immense botnet of nearly 152,000 “smart” devices compromised […]

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Brooke Blackwell

Strategic Web Guru