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Check Point Threat Emulation Finds “Joke-of-the-day” Chain Letter is No Joke

Summary Check Point’s Threat Emulation Cloud Service recently detected an Excel document that runs a macro in order to change the computer’s background “as a joke”. Like other email chain letters, the message propagates when end users receive the document via email, open it, and then forward it to colleagues and friends at other organizations.…

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Threat Research November 26, 2013

Defeating Cryptolocker with ThreatCloud and Gateway Threat Prevention

Summary Check Point’s Malware Research Group has been investigating the ‘Cryptolocker’ malware that has recently been reported to be on the rise. As part of the analysis, the researchers created a ‘sinkhole’ – a system pretending to be a Cryptolocker command and control (C&C) server – in order to study and gauge infections in the…

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Threat Research November 14, 2013

Threat Emulation Exposes Widespread Malware Campaign

Summary On October 24, 2013, the Check Point ThreatCloud Emulation Service received six PDF document files from a European Union official agency running a Check Point threat prevention gateway. Automated analysis in the Threat Emulation sandbox determined that these documents exploited an Adobe Reader vulnerability, and additional research revealed that these files were delivered via…

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Threat Research November 1, 2013