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VB2018 Threat Intelligence Summit: survey on threat intel usage

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 26, 2018

Virus Bulletin is proud to host the first Threat Intelligence Summit as an integral part of VB2018 next week. In a bid to help collect as much current data as possible, we'd like to ask anyone generating or consuming threat intelligence to fill in a very short survey.

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VB2018 preview: Anatomy of an attack: detecting and defeating CRASHOVERRIDE

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 26, 2018

In today's blog post, we preview the VB2018 paper by Dragos Inc.'s Joe Slowik, who looks at the CRASHOVERRIDE malware, the first (publicly known) malware designed to impact electric grid operations.

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VB2018 preview: Cyber Threat Alliance

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 25, 2018

In today's blog post we look at a report on illicit cryptocurrency mining by the Cyber Threat Alliance and also look forward to the VB2018 talk by the CTA's CEO Michael Daniel.

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VB2018 preview: hacking cars

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 21, 2018

In recent years, car hacking has evolved from a mostly theoretical research field involving giggling researchers and scared journalists, to one that actually concerns car owners and manufacturers. On today's blog we preview two VB2018 papers, by Inbar Raz and Spencer Hsieh, that look at the subject of hacking cars.

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Where are all the ‘A’s in APT?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 20, 2018

In a guest blog post by VB2018 gold partner Kaspersky Lab, Costin Raiu, Director of the company's Global Research and Analysis Team, looks critically at the 'A' in APT.

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VB2018 preview: commercial spyware and its use by governments

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 19, 2018

Today, we preview three VB2018 presentations that look at threats against civil society in general and the use of commercial spyware by governments for this purpose in particular.

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VB2018 preview: Wipers in the wild

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 18, 2018

Today we preview the VB2018 paper by Saher Naumaan (BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) on the use of wipers in APT attacks.

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VB2018 preview: IoT botnets

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 17, 2018

The VB2018 programme is packed with a wide range of security topics featuring speakers from all around the world. Today we preview two of them: one by Qihoo 360 researchers on tracking variants of Mirai and one by researchers from Bitdefender on the peer-to-peer Hide'n'Seek botnet.

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VB2018: last-minute talks announced

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 10, 2018

We are excited to announce the final additions to the VB2018 programme in the form of 10 'last-minute' papers covering up-to-the-minute research and hot topics and two more invited talks.

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VB2018 preview: Since the hacking of Sony Pictures

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 7, 2018

At VB2018, AhnLab researcher Minseok Cha will look at activities of the Lazarus Group on the Korean peninsula going back as early as April 2011.

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