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Threat Research January 24, 2017

Charger Malware Calls and Raises the Risk on Google Play

Several weeks ago, Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention detected and quarantined the Android device of an unsuspecting customer employee who downloaded and installed a 0day mobile ransomware from Google Play dubbed “Charger.” This incident demonstrates…

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Threat Research January 23, 2017

A Whale of a Tale: HummingBad Returns

  Check Point researchers have found a new variant of the HummingBad malware hidden in more than 20 apps on Google Play. The infected apps in this campaign were downloaded several million times by unsuspecting…

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Threat Research January 19, 2017

What’s the Proteus Botnet and how does it work?

  The Proteus botnet emerged toward the end of November 2016.  Only a few samples of it were found in the wild and, at the moment, it doesn’t seem to have a widespread campaign.  So,…

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Cloud Security January 18, 2017

Embedding Keys in Code: A Bad Idea Just Got Worse

If you need any further justification to avoid embedding AWS credentials in code (hint: you really shouldn’t) – have a look at Truffle Hog.  It’s an open source project that searches for keys containing high-entropy…

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Cloud Security January 17, 2017

Dome9 Brings Best-in-Class Security Intelligence to Microsoft Azure

Dome9 Brings Trademark Security Intelligence To Microsoft Azure We’re excited to share with you that today Dome9 Security announced native, agentless support for Microsoft Azure, the second such infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform to benefit from the…

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Threat Research January 16, 2017

Malware Takes a Christmas Break in December’s Global Threat Index

Global malware attacks decreased by 8% in December compared with the previous month, with the popular Locky ransomware recording a huge 81% decrease per week, according to the latest monthly Global Threat Index from Check…

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Security Insights January 6, 2017

SWIFT Attacks Require Swift Investigations

Gadi Naveh, Advanced Threat Prevention Evangelist and Tamara Leiderfarb, SandBlast Agent Technology Leader. SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, issued an alert message regarding new customer’s compromised environments by sophisticated adaptive attackers in an attempt…

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Security Insights January 4, 2017

The Right Security Architecture

When it comes to maintaining the best security, size doesn’t matter. Big or small, the dynamics of how companies secure their data have evolved as the security landscape has changed. In the past, security was…

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Threat Research January 3, 2017

Looking for a New Employee? Beware of a New Ransomware Campaign

Despite trying to brand itself as a new malware, GoldenEye, the latest Petya variant, is very similar to older versions and differs mostly in its “golden” motif. The most prominent change, however, is how the…

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