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In recent weeks, there have been some high-profile reports about Mac malware, most notably OSX/Dok and OSX.Proton.B. Dok malware made headlines due to its unique ability to intercept all web traffic, while Proton.B gained fame when attackers replaced legitimate versions of HandBrake with an infected version on the vendor’s download site. Another lower profile… Read more

Tags: malware, mac, proton, dok, systemd

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As of early this morning (May 12th, 2017), the AlienVault Labs team is seeing reports of a wave of infections using a ransomware variant called “WannaCry” that is being spread by a worm component that leverages a Windows-based vulnerability.There have been reports of large telecommunication companies, banks and hospitals being affected. Tens of thousands of networks worldwide have… Read more

Tags: ransomware, wannacry

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It's been a very familiar feeling reading about the documents leaked to impact the elections in France tomorrow.Often the best defence is to have a proper understanding of what has happened. A quick draft timeline of events from an analysis of document meta-data and forum posts is below.Attacks in March and AprilA number of domains, identified… Read more

Tags: macronleaks, 4chan, timeline

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Yesterday, many people received an e-mail from someone they knew and trusted asking them to open a "Google Doc.” The email looked, felt, and smelled like the real thing—an email that Google normally sends whenever a share request is made. However, the email contained a button that mimicked a link to open a document in Google Docs.… Read more

Tags: cloud security, oauth

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Its been a busy couple of months for the OTX team, making lots of improvements to make OTX more useful for security researchers and InfoSec professionals. Thought it was time to give you and update. Here's what's new in OTX:Easier Way to Create PulsesWe've rebuilt the way you create pulses from scratch. So you can… Read more

Tags: otx, usm, otx pulse

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