**To our Customers – If you have not received a critical notification from us, then we have not detected any Bad Rabbit activity in your monitored computing environment.** Likelihood (SOD Customers): LOW It looks as though Bad Rabbit (an almost NotPetya clone) is another targeted attack against Russian and Ukrainian entities with broader, unintended infection vectors outside their […]
On October 17, 2017 a new CVE was created for a Zero-Day flash exploit discovered by Kaspersky. The exploit is linked to a threat actor group called BlackOasis. This threat actor group is known for the assisted development and deployment of the FinSpy malware, often sold to nation states and other law enforcement agencies for […]
Likelihood: MEDIUM A significant vulnerability was discovered in the WPA1 and WPA2 protocol – used by nearly all modern protected WiFi networks. The attack is called a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) and it allows hackers to effectively view and read encrypted traffic. As a result, hackers could view plaintext data that is WiFi encrypted such […]
What’s the Story? Yesterday, Equifax announced it suffered a massive data breach that may have resulted in the personal data of up to 143 million people being compromised by currently unidentified hackers. The compromised data reportedly includes full names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. It is currently […]
Attending DEF CON 25 is an annual rite of passage for many members of the Security On-Demand SOC. It presents a unique opportunity to hone network hunting and cybersecurity skills, learn about the latest and greatest threats and exploits being developed today, and network with other like-minded cybersecurity professionals. Our SOC Team came back energized. Right […]
The Breaches are Coming! We are slightly more than halfway through the year, and yet from January to May, forty-two percent of high-level federal IT managers surveyed in new research reported experiencing a data breach in the last six months. According to a survey in The Hill, one in eight said their systems weathered a data breach […]
It increasingly is looking like this was a targeted attack against Ukrainian entities with broader impact; not a wide-ranging global ransomware attack.
Similar to the WannaCrypt outbreak last month, another round of ransomware attacks has been launched.
U.S. Cert released an alert providing technical details of the HIDDEN COBRA hacking group. HIDDEN COBRA (AKA Lazarus Group or Guardians of Peace) are allegedly tied to the North Korean government and have constructed a large botnet and intrusion infrastructure.
Leaks, After Leaks, After Leaks Recently there has been a rash of leaks from inside the two major U.S. intelligence agencies, the CIA and the NSA. In the case of the CIA, WikiLeaks, via Vault7, released a slew of hacking tools that the CIA “lost control” of. Similarly, the group Shadowbrokers came into the possession […]