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Rising Threat of Russia’s Cyber Warfare

3 Jul 2024 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The Cybersecurity Vault - episode 35, with guest Mikko Hypponen.  Some of the most aggressive cyber attacks originate out of Russia.  The 2022 invasion of Ukraine was a pivotal moment for nation state attacks.  Mikko is close to the front lines and...

Kraken Hacked by Cybersecurity Researchers

21 Jun 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

When cybersecurity researchers break the law, destroy their reputation, and make the bug-bounty research community look bad. TL:DR Researchers found a vulnerability in a cryptocurrency exchange. They notified the company, but then exploited the bug...

Law Enforcement Dismantles a Massive Dropper Malware Network

4 Jun 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Operation Endgame has taken down a major cyber criminal infrastructure. This is important, but likely not for the reasons you may think. The multi-national law enforcement effort, led by EUROPOL, seized over 100 servers and 2 thousand domains that h...

Law Enforcement Takes Down Botnet Infrastructure

31 May 2024 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

EUROPOL has struck a blow to the underground botnet community with the largest ever dropper-ecosystem takedown!  Over 100 servers that hosted droppers including IcedID, SystemBC, Pikabot, Smokeloader, Bumblebee and Trickbot! Over a dozen locations w...

New Cryptojacking Malware Breakdown

22 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

New Cryptojacking Malware Breakdown - The GhostEngine cryptocurrency mining malware disables endpoint security protections, deletes logs, modifies the kernel, and digs-in to establish persistence. It all begins with getting the victim machine to lau...

North Korea is Trying to Embed Agents into IT Positions of Western Countries

22 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Attention IT departments, the FBI is warning US companies to be wary of inadvertently hiring North Koreans to remotely work in their IT departments, amid fears of data theft and hacking. We are seeing organized activities designed to mask the origin...

And Security for All Podcast 2024: Cybersecurity's Major Trends & Threat Dynamics

16 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I'm excited to be speaking live with Kim Hakim on the And Security For All podcast tomorrow to discuss 2024's Cybersecurity's Major Trends & Threat Dynamics, including the ever-changing role of a CISO and the accelerating risks of Nation State cyber...

The Security Mindset: Read to Learn

27 Apr 2024 5 minute read 3 comments Investigator515

You’re either born with it or you learn it, but you’ll need it to succeed. Hacking and Social Engineering are in fact, cut from slices of the same cake. While being different skills there is a distinct overlap and it’s no lie to say that good Ha...

Historical Hacks: Cliff And The Cuckoo's Egg

20 Apr 2024 6 minute read 1 comment Investigator515

This hack happened early and was instrumental in shaping the cyber domain. If you aren’t a medium member, you can read with no paywall via substack Covering historical hacks and writing them up is pretty interesting. From the early days of the intern...

Task Force Gives Terrible Advice About Ransomware

17 Apr 2024 1 minute read 6 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I couldn’t help myself, I had to rant about this! A ‘security research’ group is recommending against banning ransomware payments, which would eradicate these attacks from occurring, and instead want money to be spent on communications campaigns, ga...