In March 2016, a financially motivated threat actor launched several tailored spear phishing campaigns primarily targeting the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. The emails contained variations of Microsoft Word documents with embedded macros that, when enabled, downloaded and executed a malicious downloader that we refer to as PUNCHBUGGY.Read more...
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Threat Research Blog
The FireEye Labs team posts blog entries under threat research to present and discuss cyber attacks and threat intelligence from a technical perspective. They cover the full spectrum of exploits and vulnerabilities, including advanced malware and targeted threats.
May 9, 2016 10:43 AM By Varun Jain, Ronghwa Chong | Threat Research, Advanced Malware
A new development with Locky ransomware uses symmetric and asymmetric encryption to communicate with its control server to maximize its infection potential and make it harder to crack.Read more...
May 5, 2016 8:00 AM By Jake Valletta | Vulnerabilities, Threat Research
A vulnerability present on Android devices allows a seemingly benign application to access sensitive user data: including SMS and call history and the ability to perform potentially sensitive actions such as changing system settings or disabling the lock screen.
May 4, 2016 4:00 AM By Yogi Chandiramani, Jens Monrad | Threat Research, Targeted Attack
Malicious actors targeting entities in the EMEA region are going to become even more disruptive by either changing data or destroying it. A new report provides an overview of the advanced persistent threats targeting computer networks in that area during the second half of 2015.Read more...