This story began when I got a fitness bracelet and installed an application developed especially for wearable devices. The program occasionally connected to my colleague’s wristband. After that I decided to find out how secure my wristband was.
For a long time we´ve been interested in operational security (OPSEC), and although you can find tons of cool technical tips about protecting digital information, we always felt that something was missing.
Last July, we published details on Crouching Yeti (aka Energetic Bear), an advanced threat actor involved in several APT campaigns.
In 2014, the proportion of spam in email traffic was 66.76%, which is 2.84 percentage points lower than in the previous year. Spam levels have fallen consistently from a peak of 85.2% in 2009. This is due to the fact that adverts for legal goods and services are abandoning spam in favor of more effective legal advertising platforms.
In this article we look at the evolution of complication of the encryption schemes used by virus writers and the methods they adopt to put pressure on their victims. At the end of the article there is some advice for users which might help them protect important files.
EquationDrug represents the main espionage platform from the Equation Group. It’s been in use for over 10 years, replacing EquationLaser until it was itself replaced itself by the even more sophisticated GrayFish platform.
Wait, what? Wasn't the Stuxnet LNK vulnerability CVE-2010-2568, reported by Sergey Ulasen, patched years ago?
Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Podec proved to be remarkable: it can send messages to premium-rate numbers employing tools that bypass the Advice of Charge system. It can also subscribe users to premium-rate services while bypassing CAPTCHA.
In Sweden, we’re facing a big issue with scammers trying to buy items for sale on various auction websites. Since one of these scammers tried to scam my wife, I decided to follow their scam and document the entire process.
Over the years we have tracked multiple campaigns by an advanced threat actor we call Animal Farm. The group has targeted a wide range of global organizations.