Black Friday: Stampedes, Scams, and Malicious Intent

The holidays are approaching – and eager shoppers, prepared to spend an expected $78 billion total online, are scouring the Internet for deals. With this purchasing power on the rise, we expect to see an increase in online security risks as well. As a precautionary measure before this retail marathon, US-CERT released advisories reminding Internet users to stay aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns, which might take the form of:

electronic greeting cards that may contain malware requests for charitable contributions that may ...

Cryptolocker 3D Visualization

Cryptolocker is arguably the most effective and sophisticated piece of ransomware released to date. As we have previously outlined on this blog, our Security Graph has been categorizing and blocking Cryptolocker based on the relationships of the domains, the traffic, and patterns, which we score algorithmically.

Within our research lab we also have a 3D security visualization tool that allows us to view and model attacks with animations and high definition graphics. We decided to model the Cryptolocker attack, add ...

Internet Territories: Introducing IP Infection Maps

Have you ever wondered what the IP distribution looks like ?

When it comes to network security research, we usually find ourselves looking at wide IP address sets. Often, we’re interested in understanding the distribution of the IP addresses we are looking at in terms of geolocation as well as IP prefixes/ranges. For example, in our studies of the Kelihos botnet or the Cryptolocker ransomware, we can gather a list of the infected client IPs and observe the impact of the infection. ...

Ищет добровольцев присоединиться к зонтик безопасности Labs сообщества!

We’re recruiting for our Security Community, and right now we’re looking for new members from Russia or Ukraine in particular. Read on to learn more about what the Security Community does and why you shuold be interested in joining our ranks. If you’re not a Russian speaker, an English translation appears at the bottom of the post. Be sure to pass along this post to anyone in Russia or Ukraine that might be interested!

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