New Neutrino Bot comes in a protective loader

We take another look at the Neutrino bot, known for its diverse feature set ranging from snooping on victims to performing DDos attacks. This latest version includes a hardened protective layer aimed at defeating sandboxes and hiding the bot from discovery.

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A week in security (Jan 01 – Jan 07)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 1st of January to the 7th. This week, we touched on the Sundown exploit kit with a surprising payload and a fake technical support page that wreaked havoc on Mac systems.

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AdGholas malvertising: business as usual

The AdGholas malvertising group was once again exposed after a short summer interruption. We review the highlights of this high impact campaign that flew under the radar for over three months.

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The HookAds malvertising campaign

In this post we take a look at a malvertising campaign that we traced back to late August and that is targeting adult traffic. While initially pushing the Neutrino exploit kit, it switched to RIG EK in September. We estimate that at least one million visitors to adult websites were exposed to this particular campaign.

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A week in security (Oct 16 – Oct 22)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 16th of October to the 22nd. This week, we reported about a Facebook hoax, a noteworthy DDoS attack, ransomware, and exploit kit campaigns. We also made several company announcements.

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