Kimsuky APT continues to target South Korean government using AppleSeed backdoor

Kimsuky, the North Korean threat actor active since 2012, is still targeting the South Korean government. We take a look at the phishing infrastructure and command and control mechanisms of this APT.

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Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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SolarWinds advanced cyberattack: What happened and what to do now

Possibly the largest hacking operation of 2020 was just unveiled. In this blog we share what we know and what you should do right now.

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Going dark: encryption and law enforcement

There’s been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can’t convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.

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New version of IcedID Trojan uses steganographic payloads

We take a deep dive into the IcedID Trojan, describing the new payloads of this advanced malware.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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A week in security (July 15 – 21)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 15–21, including the Zoom camera vulnerability, Extenbro, Sodinokibi, Magecart, and cybersecurity challenges facing the education sector.

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Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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Mac cryptocurrency ticker app installs backdoors

A Mac application named CoinTicker has been found installing two different backdoors, capable of keylogging, data theft, execution of arbitrary commands, and more.

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An in-depth malware analysis of QuantLoader

QuantLoader is a Trojan downloader that has been used in campaigns serving a range of malware, including ransomware, Banking Trojans, and RATs. In this post, we’ll take a high-level look at the campaign flow, as well as a deep dive into how the malware executes.

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