Cognitive Research: Learning Detectors of Malicious Network Traffic
This post was authored by Karel Bartos, Vojtech Franc, & Michal Sofka. Malware is constantly evolving and changing. One way to identify malware is by analyzing the...
AMP Threat Grid Empowers Law Enforcement to Fight Cybercrime
Recognizing the critical need for state and local law enforcement agencies to have state-of-the art technologies to effectively fight digital crime, Cisco is creating the AMP Threat Grid for Law Enforcement Program. The program is designed to empower those working to protect our communities from cybercriminals with its dynamic malware analysis and threat intelligence platform. […]
Malicious PNGs: What You See Is Not All You Get!
This post was authored by Earl Carter and Nick Randolph. Threat actors are continually evolving their techniques. One of the latest Graftor variants is delivering a Malware DLL via a PNG file delivery mechanism. Graftor basically indicates some type of trojan hiding in a piece of software. Hiding executables and DLLs in PNG files is […]
Far East Targeted by Drive by Download Attack
This blog was co-authored by Kevin Brooks, Alex Chiu, Joel Esler, Martin Lee, Emmanuel Tacheau, Andrew Tsonchev, and Craig Williams. On the 21st of July, 2014, Cisco TRAC became aware that the website dwnews.com was serving malicious Adobe Flash content. This site is a Chinese language news website covering events in East Asia from a […]
The Art of Escape
Craig Williams and Jaeson Schultz have contributed to this post. We blogged in September of 2013 about variants of Havex. A month ago on June 2, 2014, I had the chance to give a presentation at AREA41. In my presentation “The Art of Escape,” I talked about targeted attacks involving watering holes. If we look at the timeline of the attacks we see […]
Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2013 FIRST Technical Colloquium
There is still time to register for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 2-3 2013. The event has a very exciting program covering, bitsquatting, webthreats, RPZ, Passive DNS, Real-world monitoring examples, Spamhaus, SIE, Cuckoo Sandbox, Malware Analysis and many more current issues facing the incident response community. The event’s line-up includes notables from Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), […]