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Emotet continues to bypass many email security products

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Nov 4, 2019

Having returned from a summer hiatus, Emotet is back targeting inboxes and, as seen in the VBSpam test lab, doing a better job than most other malicious campaigns at bypassing email security products.

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VB2019 paper: We need to talk - opening a discussion about ethics in infosec

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Nov 1, 2019

Those working in the field of infosec are often faced with ethical dilemmas that are impossible to avoid. Today, we publish a VB2019 paper by Kaspersky researcher Ivan Kwiatkowski looking at ethics in infosec as well as the recording of Ivan's presentation.

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Stalkerware poses particular challenges to anti-virus products

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 31, 2019

Malware used in domestic abuse situations is a growing threat, and the standard way for anti-virus products to handle such malware may not be good enough. But that doesn't mean there isn't an important role for anti-virus to play.

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VB2019 paper: Inside Magecart: the history behind the covert card-skimming assault on the e-commerce industry

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 28, 2019

Today we publish the VB2019 paper by RiskIQ researcher Yonathan Klijnsma, who looked at the Magecart web-skimming attacks.

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VB2019 videos: partner presentations

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 25, 2019

Today, we publish the videos of the VB2019 partner presentations by Michael Maltsev (Reason Cybersecurity) on webcam interception and protection, and by Jean-Ian Boutin and Anton Cherepanov (ESET) on the Buhtrap group.

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VB tests the web security products that play an important role in fending off web-based threats

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 24, 2019

The web continues to be a major infection vector for malware and credential-stealing threats. In the VBWeb tests, we measure products' ability to block such threats and certify products that perform a good job at doing so.

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VB2019 papers: Emotet and Ryuk

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 23, 2019

Today we publish VB2019 papers by Luca Nagy (Sophos) on Emotet and Gabriela Nicolao and Luciano Martins (Deloitte) on Ryuk, as well as the corresponding videos of their presentations.

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Responsible madness?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 22, 2019

The debate on responsible disclosure is about as old as IT security itself. In a guest post for Virus Bulletin Robert Neumann suggests we need to reconsider a one-size-fits-all solution and instead look for a well-respected independent organization to handle security issues.

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VB2019 paper: Geost botnet. The story of the discovery of a new Android banking trojan from an OpSec error

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Oct 21, 2019

OpSec mistakes are what lead to many malware discoveries, and in the case of the Geost Android botnet the mistake was a really interesting one. Today we publish the VB2019 paper by Sebastian García, Maria Jose Erquiaga and Anna Shirokova on the Geost botnet, as well as the recording of Sebastian and Anna presenting their research in London.

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Analysis of malware responsible for sextortion spam that mines for Monero on the side

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Oct 14, 2019

VB2019 Platinum partner Reason Cybersecurity presents a threat analysis report on the Save Yourself malware.

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