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New article: Excel Formula/Macro in .xlsb?

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Mar 2, 2021

In a follow-up to an article published last week, Kurt Natvig takes us through the analysis of a new malicious sample using the .xlsb file format.

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New article: Decompiling Excel Formula (XF) 4.0 malware

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Feb 23, 2021

In a new article, researcher Kurt Natvig takes a close look at XF 4.0 malware.

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The Bagsu banker case - presentation

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 29, 2021

At VB2019, CSIS researcher Benoît Ancel spoke about a quiet banking trojan actor that has been targeting German users since at least 2014.

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VB2021 call for papers - now open, to all!

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 19, 2021

The call for papers for VB2021 is now open and we want to hear from you - we're planning for flexible presentation formats, so everyone is encouraged to submit, regardless of whether or not you know at this stage whether you'll be able to travel to Prague!

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In memoriam: Yonathan Klijnsma

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 11, 2021

We were very sorry to learn of the passing of researcher Yonathan Klijnsma last week. Here, former VB Editor Martijn Grooten shares his memories of a talented researcher and a very kind person: this month, infosec lost a really good one.

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VB2020 localhost videos available on YouTube

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 8, 2021

VB has made all VB2020 localhost presentations available on the VB YouTube channel, so you can now watch - and share - any part of the conference freely and without registration.

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VB2020 presentation & paper: 2030: backcasting the potential rise and fall of cyber threat intelligence

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Dec 8, 2020

At VB2020 localhost, threat intelligence consultant Jamie Collier used the analytical technique of backcasting to look at the rise and fall of the cyber threat intelligence industry.

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VB2020 presentation: Behind the Black Mirror: simulating attacks with mock C2 servers

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Dec 4, 2020

At VB2020 localhost, Carbon Black's Scott Knight presented an approach he and his colleagues have taken to more realistically simulate malware attacks.

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VB2020 presentation & paper: Advanced Pasta Threat: mapping threat actor usage of open-source offensive security tools

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Dec 2, 2020

At VB2020, researcher Paul Litvak revealed how he put together a comprehensive map of threat actor use of open-source offensive security tools.

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VB2020 presentation: Evolution of Excel 4.0 macro weaponization

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Nov 30, 2020

At VB2020 localhost James Haughom, Stefano Ortolani and Baibhav Singh gave a presentation in which they described how XL4 macros are being weaponised and the evolution of the techniques used.

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