September 2, 2020  |  MSSP Alert, Joe Panettieri

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 02 September 2020

Partnership – Threat Intelligence: VMRay, a provider of automated malware analysis and detection solutions, today announced a free-of-charge offering to all Anomali ThreatStream customers. The offering brings VMRay’s flagship malware analysis solution, VMRay Analyzer, to Anomali ThreatStream, allowing customers to…
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September 2, 2020  |  MSSP Alert, Joe Panettieri

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Management: Tips for Security Pros

I recently heard some alarming statistics from IBM security. With COVID-19 as a backdrop, cyber-attacks are up 14,000% led by a spike in ransomware. IBM also revealed a 6000% increase in spam, as hackers social-engineer nervous users with fictitious coronavirus news and miracle cures. Other firms like DomainTools, FireEye, and…
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August 11, 2020  |  Computing, Dev Kundaliya

Threat actors behind Smaug ransomware are advertising their RasS platform on the Dark Web forum

Researchers from Anomali Threat Research have come up with new details of the cyber criminals behind the Smaug Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), saying the actors have been advertising their platform on a Russian language Dark Web forum.
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August 10, 2020  |  CyberWire

What are the adversaries’ goals in election interference?

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released an appreciation of the goals of election interference among three principal US adversaries, Russia, China and Iran. Anomali offers a look at the ransomware-as-a-service market with its research on Smaug. The CyberWire’s Rick Howard continues his exploration…
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July 29, 2020  |  AiThority, AIT News Desk

Anomali, TIS INTEC Group Partner To Provide Cybersecurity Services In Japan

Anomali, a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, announced a partnership with TIS INTEC Group, an IT provider serving the needs of domestic and overseas customers spanning finance, manufacturing, and public agencies. As partners, TIS will utilize the Anomali product suite to power its threat intelligence center to…
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July 29, 2020  |  SecurityWeek, AJ Nash

Money is Everywhere, Should We Think More Like Banks?

Why do thieves rob banks? Because, that’s where the money is. Whether this question was actually asked to the infamous bank robber Willie Sutton is debatable, but it’s well documented that for centuries, thieves have targeted financial institutions. In the digital age, where virtually all business is now conducted…
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July 28, 2020  |  Forbes, Hugh Njemanze

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/07/28/global-emergencies-dont-have-to-lead-to-cyber-catastrophes/#37457a2b72c6

Cyber adversaries are taking full advantage of Covid-19. Since it was first declared to be a global pandemic, public and private sector organizations have reported measurable spikes in malicious cyber activity.
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July 28, 2020  |  Data Breach Today, Akshaya Asokan

US, UK Agencies Warn: QNAP NAS Devices Vulnerable

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Britain's National Cyber Security Center on Monday issued the joint alert about vulnerable devices from Taiwan-based QNAP Systems Inc.
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June 25, 2020  |  New York Post

Coronavirus-tracking apps might be full of ransomware, report warns

Threat actors continue to imitate official apps to take advantage of the brand recognition and perceived trust of those released by government agencies. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic makes the virus a recognizable and potentially fear-inducing name, of which actors will continue to abuse.
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June 25, 2020  |  Fox News, Brooke Crothers

Apps designed to track COVID-19 might be full of ransomware, report says

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Anomali identified "multiple" fake COVID-19 contact tracing apps that are designed to download malware that steals personal data.
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