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Preventing AgentTesla Infiltration

AgentTesla is a .NET based malware, commonly distributed as part of a malspam campaign. Use of AgentTesla soared in 2020, when it became a favorite of threat actors, which used it to achieve . . .

 

The Return of the German JavaScript Dropper

An unknown threat actor have been specifically targeting German companies and citizens for several months with advanced phishing-style attacks. As already reported at the end of last year in our . . .

 

The Curious Case of FlashHelperService - Updated

Over the past few months, Minerva Labs’ research team has received multiple alerts of possibly malicious code-unpacking from an executable named FlashHelperService.exe. We decided to investigate . . .

 

Qbot Malspam and The Rise Of Sophisticated Evasion Techniques

Qbot (also known as Qakbot) is a notorious, widely spreading first stage malware, which is usually spread via malspam campaigns. Targeted victims receive mail with a malicious attachment that when . . .

 

The Curious Case of FlashHelperService

Over the past couple of months Minerva Labs’ research team has received multiple alerts of possibly malicious code-unpacking from an executable named FlashHelperService.exe. We decided to . . .

 

Slamming The Backdoor On BazarLoader

It seems like Trickbot’s creators are trying to up their game in 2021. A new version of BazarBackdoor is being distributed through a malicious Excel file that drops and executes BazarLoader. The . . .

 

Must-Attend 2021 Cybersecurity Conferences

If you are anything like us, you love attending conferences. The expert panels, the opportunities to try out new technologies, network with others in the industry, the after-hours parties, the . . .

 

Emissary Panda Ransomware Targets Gaming Company

Cybersecurity attacks continue to rise as 2021 begins and Covid-19 pandemic continues. The gaming industry has received some special attention from threat actors connected to foreign governments.

 

Five Malware Trends That Dominated 2020 (And Will Still Be Here in 2021)

As we turn the corner and begin 2021 (not a moment too soon) many people are breathing a sigh of relief, but security experts are still holding their breath.  2020 was a bumper year for ransomware . . .

 

Preventing WannaMine4 Cryptojacking Attacks

Cryptojacking is a type of malware attack where threat actors use hijacked devices to illegally mine cryptocurrency.  It is widely considered to be among the least invasive cyber security threats. . . .

 

Rig Exploit Kit Resurges  - Minerva Prevents The Attack

The Minerva Labs Research team has recently encountered a resurgence in Rig exploit kit. This infamous exploit kit has been reportedly used by threat actors since 2015 (as reported by Trustwave). . . .

 

Solarwinds Breach Related Events Prevented By Minerva

Injection Attacks Thwarted Since August; The Minerva Approach Proves Itself Once Again 

Minerva Labs conducted a thorough review of the cybersecurity threat exposed by SolarWinds breach. Our . . .

 

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