Farming Malicious Documents to Unravel Ransomware

Farming Malicious Documents to Unravel Ransomware

While analyzing a recent malicious Microsoft Word document, it downloaded a ransomware variant, “SAGE 2.0” (Sage Locker), which is a spin-off from CryLocker. This ransomware has been slowly making the rounds lately; most notably because a number of these campaigns have been seen delivering both Sage and Cerber ransomware families from the same download locations, [...]

EMEA Advisory Council Marks International Data Protection Day with GDPR Warning

EMEA Advisory Council Marks International Data Protection Day with GDPR Warning

Yves Le Roux, co-chair and public policy workgroup lead, (ISC)2 EMEA Advisory Council This Saturday marks the 10th anniversary for Data Protection Day, celebrated each year on 28 January – which is the date the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”, was established. Data Protection Day, known as Privacy Day outside [...]

Exploring the Cybercrime Underground: Part 3 – Into the RAT Nest

Exploring the Cybercrime Underground: Part 3 – Into the RAT Nest

In this third part of Unit 42’s Cybercrime Underground blog series, we’re taking a slightly different approach. In this blog we begin with data from a real attack in the wild, and use the evidence from that attack to make a connection back to underground forums and the actors who are using them. Rather than starting [...]

EMEA Advisory Council Marks International Data Protection Day with GDPR Warning

EMEA Advisory Council Marks International Data Protection Day with GDPR Warning

Yves Le Roux, co-chair and public policy workgroup lead, (ISC)2 EMEA Advisory Council This Saturday marks the 10th anniversary for Data Protection Day, celebrated each year on 28 January – which is the date the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”, was established. Data Protection Day, known as Privacy Day outside [...]

Member Profile: Johnson’s Interest in AI Has Come ‘Full Circle’

Member Profile: Johnson’s Interest in AI Has Come ‘Full Circle’

Claudia Johnson always has had a knack for mathematics and statistics. But even Johnson has trouble calculating the exact impact artificial intelligence and robotics will make on society. Her background qualifies her well to at least estimate. “The opportunities through artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly for security, are enormous,” Johnson says. Johnson, an ISACA [...]