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Threat Research November 26, 2013

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…

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Threat Research November 14, 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…

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Threat Research November 1, 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…

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Threat Research October 25, 2013

LinkedIn Intro – A FAQ

There’s a lot of buzz regarding LinkedIn’s new iOS app – Intro. Some are hailing it, others hate it. To clarify what’s going on, we’ve put together this FAQ.

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Threat Research October 15, 2013

Viewpoints on Launching Lacoon

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Threat Research January 30, 2013

Tales from the Crypter: Thwarting Malware Obfuscation with Threat Emulation

Summary Malware writers employ a variety of specialized obfuscation techniques to render known malware invisible to existing antivirus defenses. These techniques, known as “crypting,” enable malware writers to create unknown variants of proven, highly effective…

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