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USB Thief - Trojan Threat Prevented

Last week ESET published a blog post about a new advanced Trojan, capable of accessing sensitive information on air gapped machines. This rare capability enables it to target sensitive networks . . .

 

Vaccinating Against Spora Ransomware: A Proof-of-Concept Tool by Minerva Labs

Spora is presently among the most common ransomware families. For instance, it struck countless victims in the fake “Chrome Font Pack Update” campaign, encrypting victims’ files even without . . .

 

Lenny Zeltser joins Minerva as VP of Products

We're thrilled to have Lenny Zeltser join the team  and look forward to strengthening Minerva's vision of redefining prevention. Lenny brings invaluable industry expertise and extensive knowledge . . .
 

New Malware Phishing Campaign Targets South-East Asia

Last week, Minerva prevented a new malware variant that was distributed via phishing emails in south-east Asia. This threat is not an impressive APT, it dosen’t utilize any 0-day exploits and . . .

 

New Carbanak Attack - PREVENTED by Minerva Labs

The Carbanak gang is one of the most notorious cybercrime organizations in the world. As a matter of fact, Kaspersky's analysts estimated that the "total financial losses (caused by Carbanak) . . .

 

CryptoLuck Ransomware- PREVENTED by Minerva Labs

During the last couple of days, a new ransomware campaign dubbed CryptoLuck was unveiled by the exploit kit expert @kafiene.

 

The Ohagi Malware Mystery - SOLVED!

The Ohagi campaign was exposed by Minerva about six months ago. We described it as an odd anomaly, fingerprinting the host machine thoroughly while searching for specific sandbox and VM related . . .

 

New Hancitor Malware: Pimp my Downloaded

Hancitor (AKA Chanitor and TorDal) is a downloader-type malware – out there for almost two years now. Downloaders contact the C2 servers after establishing an initial foothold on the victim's . . .

 

The Attack on the DNC - How APT's can be prevented

Six weeks ago both Palo Alto Networks and CrowdStrike released reports regarding a highly advanced attack on US governmental and political targets. The group behind the attack, dubbed APT28, . . .

 

Ransomware Mania

Fifty new ransomware families have appeared in less than six months, according to a recent TrendMicro  report.
 
Prior to 2016 there were about a dozen major ransomware families and very . . .
 

Ransomware Pizza(Crypts) a creative strain of malware

It seems that malware authors imagination works extra-hours when it comes to creating new ransomware strains. In the saturated underground market of this specific malware type they constantly try . . .

 

Minerva Labs Ransomware protection for the healthcare industry

Two weeks ago Minerva Labs introduced its innovative Minerva Anti-Evasion Platform to the healthcare industry at the Health IT Summit, Boston 2016. During the last couple of decades, the . . .

 

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