Insights & Trends

Operation Armageddon: Cyber Espionage as a Strategic Component of Russian Modern Warfare

The LookingGlass Cyber Threat Intelligence Group (CTIG) has been monitoring an active Russian state-sponsored cyber espionage campaign targeting Ukrainian government, law enforcement, and military officials...

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Malicious “Resume” from Sammy Fields, a Less than Ideal Candidate

Compromising an organization via resume submissions couldn’t be more enticing from an attacker’s perspective....

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The “Nonsense Name” Attack is Not New

CloudShield has a no-nonsense solution. Network World recently published an article called, “A new kind of DDoS threat: The ‘Nonsense Name’ attack” by Cricket Liu...

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Pick a Strategy for Dealing with BIND Vulnerabilities

It’s well known that DNS servers and protocols were first designed decades ago without security in mind. With the increasing “internet of things”, DNS operations...

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Conficker May Not be a Risk…But its Host is!

My recent blog post on infections on the CHS network generated a lot of questions and criticism....

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Where there are Breaches, there are Infections

Community Health Systems (CHS) recently announced their network of 206 Hospitals was hacked impacting the information of 4.5 million patients....

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A Difficult New DNS DDoS Attack

More and more DNS administrators know that attackers can use reflection or request open recursive DNS servers to amplify the effect of a DNS-based attack....

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Behind the Scenes of a Failed Phishing Attempt

One of our customers recently asked us to analyze a phishing email claiming to be from Wells Fargo that was well enough crafted to bypass...

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VirusTotal + Maltego = Visualizing Actionable Malware IOCs

Setting up your own malware zoo and collecting all indicators of compromise related to those samples of malware can be time consuming and expensive...

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Heartbleed: Raised Consciousness for Other Vulnerabilities

Heartbleed has been a hot topic for the past few weeks. Heartbleed refers to a bug in the widely-used OpenSSL wherein a hacker can acquire...

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