Weekly Executive Summary for Week September 15, 2017

What is it? Botnet What has it been dubbed? Mirai What does it do? The malware was designed to infect vulnerable IoT devices, which would later be used to launch enormous DDoS attacks. Mirai launches large scans of IP addresses to detect which IoT devices are Continue Reading

Weekly Executive Summary for Week September 01, 2017

What is it? Ransomware What has it been dubbed? Defray What does it do? The ransomware that has been dubbed Defray after it’s C2(Command and Control) servers hostname ‘defrayable-listings[.]000webhostapp[.]com’, encrypts a hardcoded list of file types (i.e., csv, pdf, doc, ppt, etc). Defray has been Continue Reading

Weekly Executive Summary for Week August 18, 2017

What is it? Android Spyware What has it been dubbed? SonicSpy | Soniac What does it do? The spyware was discovered in an application called Soniac, it was being distributed through the Google Play Store as a messaging app. There were also two other apps Continue Reading

Weekly Executive Summary for Week August 04, 2017

What is it? Android Spyware What has it been dubbed? Lipizzan What does it do? The malware can steal information from infected devices (i.e., text messages, emails, voice calls, photos, location data, and other files). A sophisticated multi-stage spyware tool that can gain full access Continue Reading

Weekly Executive Summary for Week July 14, 2017

What is it? Ad-Ware | Android Malware What has it been dubbed? CopyCat What does it do? Malware was able to infect 14 million Android devices and root 8 million of those infected. CopyCat was spread via phishing emails and third-party app stores which hosted Continue Reading

Weekly Executive Summary for Week June 23, 2017

What is it? Linux Ransomware What has it been dubbed? Erebus ransomware What does it do? Infected 153 Linux servers and over 3,400 business websites in South Korean web hosting company, Nayana. Distributed through malvertisements, or malicious advertisements. The attackers requested a whopping $1.62 million Continue Reading