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Sophisticated Threat Actors are using LinkedIn to Phish Employees

Posted by Aaron Heikkila on Sep 30, 2021 9:03:06 AM

Phishing via employment-focused social media is on the rise. While performing incident response over the last few months, ProCircular encountered multiple incidents where LinkedIn was used in employee phishing attacks. Several news articles raised awareness of this phishing vector over the last year, and the trend continues with a new wave of attacks by sophisticated threat actors.

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Topics: Incident Rsponse, hacking, risk

Ransomware Prevention: DEF CON 29 Takeaways

Posted by Aaron Heikkila on Sep 23, 2021 10:59:22 AM

Ransomware Prevention: DEF CON 29 Takeaways

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Topics: Information Security, Incident Rsponse, security incident handling, security incident response, DEF CON

From the Front Lines of Malware Detection

Posted by Bryan Prather-Huff on Jan 24, 2019 3:24:18 PM

Everyone has (or should have) an anti-virus solution. It's probably barked at you once or twice for downloading a file from a sketchy website or opening a link from an email you didn't quite recognize. But how does your anti-virus know what programs are bad, and what programs are good?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Incident Rsponse, security incident handling, security incident response, cybersecurity plan, SIEM

WannaCry: Solutions to the Latest Ransomware Challenge

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on May 15, 2017 7:56:20 AM

 

The WannaCry (aka wCry or WannaCrypt) ransomware is making its way across the world, and there are several variants on their way to the united states. The original version of the ransomware behaves much like the Locky or other mainstay threats – it encrypts your data with military-grade encryption tech, starts a timer, and provides you with a place that you can pay to get a key which allows you to decrypt your valuable data.
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Incident Rsponse, Incident Response, it risk assessment, healthcare

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