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Emotet trojan starts stealing full emails from infected machines

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 31, 2018

The infamous Emotet trojan has added the capability to steal full email bodies from infected machines, opening the possibilities for more targeted spam and phishing campaigns.

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VB2018 paper: Who wasn’t responsible for Olympic Destroyer?

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 30, 2018

Cisco Talos researchers Paul Rascagnères and Warren Mercer were among the first to write about the Olympic Destroyer, the malware that targeted the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Today, we publish the paper they presented at VB2018 about the malware; we also publish the video of their VB2018 presentation.

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VB2018 paper: From drive-by download to drive-by mining: understanding the new paradigm

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 26, 2018

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura, in which he details the shift from exploit kits to drive-by mining. We also publish the video of his VB2018 presentation.

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VB2018 presentation: The wolf in sheep's clothing - undressed

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 22, 2018

Today, we publish the video of the VB2018 presentation by CSIS researchers Benoît Ancel and Aleksejs Kuprins, who looked at a rather dubious seller of government spyware, described by someone else operating in the same space as a "criminal of the worst kind".

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VB2018 paper: The dark side of WebAssembly

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 17, 2018

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Symantec researchers Aishwarya Lonkar and Siddhesh Chandrayan on the security risks that come with WebAssembly.

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The Virus Bulletin conference returns home: VB2019 to take place in London

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 5, 2018

In 2019, the Virus Bulletin conference is set to return home, with VB2019 taking place in London, UK.

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Guest blog: The case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 2, 2018

In a guest blog post, Kaspersky Lab's Anton Shingarev considers the case for increasing transparency in cybersecurity.

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VB2018 preview: Workshops

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 28, 2018

Workshops make their VB Conference debut during VB2018, giving delegates the opportunity to learn the basics of kernel-level malware analysis, Android reverse-engineering and artificial intelligence.

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New article: Through the looking glass: webcam interception and protection in kernel mode

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 27, 2018

Today we publish a short article by Ronen Slavin and Michael Maltsev, researchers at Reason Software Company, who dive into the video capturing internals on Windows, and explain how this can be used by a malicious actor to steal images recorded by a computer's webcam.

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VB2018 preview: The botnet landscape - live threats and steps for mitigation (Small Talk)

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 27, 2018

In a Small Talk at VB2018, Spamhaus's Simon Forster will present the organization's research into the botnet landscape and will discuss with the audience topics such as how the rise of anonymzation techniques and the hosting of botnets on well-regarded cloud providers have changed the landscape.

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