By Eric Talmadge, Associated Press With the dust now settling after “WannaCry”, the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is really to blame. For many, it seems that last question has already been solved: It was North Korea. But beyond the frequently used shorthand that North Korea was likely behind the attack lies a more complicated — and enlightening — story: the rise of an infamous group of workaholic hackers, collectively known as…
Leads Industry Effort to Disrupt 45+ Malware Families Going Back to 2009 MCLEAN, Va. – Novetta, a leader in advanced analytics technology, today announced Operation Blockbuster, a Novetta-led effort to identify, understand and disrupt the adversary behind the 2014 Sony Pictures attack. Operation Blockbuster has tied the adversary, dubbed the Lazarus Group, both to the Sony breach and to numerous malicious attacks on commercial, military and government targets beginning as early as 2009. The Operation Blockbuster report provides details on the project’s scope and the more than 45 malware families identified, and includes signatures and guidance to help organizations detect and…
On-Demand Webinar | July, 13, 2015
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This webcast is a high level summary of the Elastic Botnet Report released by Novetta June 11, 2015. The report details exploits of an ElasticSearch vulnerability to create distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet infrastructures using the Elknot and BillGates DDoS malware families, and includes:
* An overview of the vulnerability
* Specifics about the threat actors
* Analysis of the malware functionality
* Remediation steps to help detect and remove infections.