Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Market of Malware

The Market of Malware: Buying, Selling and Collaborating in the Criminal Underground

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The Dark Web is a fascinating, confusing and for some, a shocking place. Amongst the plethora of forums discussing, selling and sharing drugs, guns, pornography, credit cards (the list goes on), cybercriminals of all levels of sophistication also seek to acquire, enhance, and profit from a variety of hacking tools. This post provides examples of trading and collaboration that lie behind development of malicious software (malware), as well as providing examples of how it can be rapidly upgraded and changed.

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The Usual Suspects: Faith-based attribution and its effects on the security community

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The “problem of attribution” in the context of Cyber is not a new one, but it receives a relatively small share of coverage. When a high-profile breach is attributed to nation-state actors, the focus is often on the potential motivations and implications of the attack.

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Security Alliance achieves CBEST Threat Intelligence provider status

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CBEST

Security Alliance has achieved CBEST Threat Intelligence provider status. CBEST is a ground-breaking and targeted cyber assessment scheme, created and run by the Bank of England.

This accreditation recognises Security Alliance’s competency in delivering cyber threat intelligence services to the Finance sector.

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Hello! My name is Delilah.

Hello! My name is Delilah.

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Earlier this year it was reported that security researchers at an Israeli-based security firm had identified the first insider threat Trojan. The malware is considered a game changer, allowing cyber criminals to recruit insiders using the concepts of cyber extortion and social engineering. The backdoor Trojan, which was given the name Delilah, is believed to be in its development stage with cyber-criminals working on enhancing its features and capabilities.

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Ransomware and Business Continuity

Guest Blog: Business Continuity In The Fight Against Ransomware

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The following is a guest post from business continuity specialists, Databarracks.

Ransomware has become the biggest cause of major recovery for organisations in the UK. Over 50 new variants have emerged since the start of 2016 and outright prevention is practically impossible. Attacks are evolving too quickly and software-based anti-virus solutions simply can’t keep pace.

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