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Cloud Atlas May Hide Their Tracks but 1,800+ Unpublicized Artifacts Can Help Orgs Tag Them

Cyber espionage group Cloud Atlas has been trailing its sights on critical infrastructure operators in countries suffering from political conflict since its discovery in 2014. Aptly nicknamed "Inception," the group's tactic of going after nations with bigger problems than cybersecurity seems to be working, as evidenced by successful intrusions over the years. more

The Ultimate Solution to DNS

The COVID -- 19 pandemic saw a surge in internet traffic by as much as 60%1.Because of the greater adoption of digital technology by businesses, and the need to support a hybrid onsite-offsite workforce that's persisted, we don't expect to see internet traffic slow down to what was once considered "normal." more

Uncovering Other DarkTortilla Threat Vectors

As an age-old digital threat, phishing just continues to grow in sophistication over time, as DarkTortilla showed. Cyble Research and Intelligence Labs (CRIL) published a technical analysis of the threat specifically targeting Cisco and Grammarly. Are there other potential threat vectors, though? more

i2Coalition Announces New Board Members for 2023

Today the i2Coalition is announcing that Neha Naik, Vice President of Channel Partnerships at Radix; Jesse Asklund, Chief Experience Officer of cPanel / WebPros; Ursula Baum, Associate General Counsel at Newfold Digital; and Suzanne Law Marisa, US General Counsel for OVHcloud, have joined the Board of Directors of the organization. more

Supply Chain Security: A Closer Look at the IconBurst and Material Tailwind Attacks

Earlier this month, ReversingLabs published a report on the current state of software supply chain security. They stated that the volume of such attacks using npm and PyPI code have increased by a combined 289% in the past four years. The research also cited two npm attacks as evidence -- IconBurst and Material Tailwind. more

Is Aurora as Stealthy as Its Operators Believe?

Stealth is a typical goal for most threat actors when launching malware and other attacks. The better hidden a malware is, the more effective an attack becomes. And that is what fast-rising data stealer Aurora is gaining notoriety for. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 349.9 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q3 2022

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2022 closed with 349.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, a decrease of 1.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.4%, compared to the second quarter of 2022. Domain name registrations have increased by 11.5 million, or 3.4%, year over year. more

The Business of Cybercrime: Does Malicious Campaign Planning Take as Long as Legitimate Marketing Campaign Planning?

It has become customary for cybercriminals to ride on famous brands to make their nefarious campaigns work. The release of the world's most-awaited tech gadgets is no different. And given the public attention and techies' innate desire to be first to own the latest gadgets, threat actors will always zoom in on prospective buyers via the most ingenious scams. more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Bring on the Scariest Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the most-awaited shopping events each year. That said, they have also become favored scammer targets for the most ingenious campaigns designed to part shoppers with their cash or, worse, identities. more

Dormant Colors IoC Expansion: Don’t Install Browser Extensions from These Domains

Internet users are being tricked into installing browser extensions that can hijack their web searches. The end goal could be to insert affiliate links, but who knows what other malicious activities the threat actors behind them are capable of? more