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Crimeware based Targeted Attacks: Citadel case, Part III

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 03:50 AM | ngriffin | no comments


In our previous blog (part 2 in this 3 part series), we outlined how Citadel infects a host machine, and we extracted some string references that we used to detect it via YARA. However, we have yet to really understand how this crimeware works and the risk it poses. In this third part, we will dive deeper...

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Broken Hearted? A Practical Look at the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 03:15 PM | Carl Leonard | no comments


Following on from our previous Heartbleed post , there have been countless reports on the far-reaching scale of this critical security flaw along with numerous discussions as to what 'exactly' an attacker can gain from exploiting the vulnerability. Given the online and 'connected' nature...

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"Heartbleed" Vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160) Could Lead To Data Theft

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 05:56 PM | Carl Leonard | no comments


Websense® Security Labs™ has been tracking news of a vulnerability in the implementation of OpenSSL which has far-reaching implications for it's users and those impacted by it's use. The vulnerability, CVE-2014-0160 , allows a remote attacker to read the memory of systems protected...

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Cyber criminals expand use of CVE-2014-0322 before Patch Tuesday

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 01:54 PM | Elad Sharf | no comments


In advance of the Internet Explorer zero-day referenced by the CVE-2014-0322 patch that will commence on patch Tuesday the March 11, we thought it would be helpful to look at how this exploit was utilized in the lure stage, since this may unveil some of the tactics used by crimeware and targeted attack...

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Labs Research: Using Anomalies in Crash Reports to Detect Unknown Threats

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 05:00 AM | AlexWatson | no comments


Websense Research Report Details New Targeted Campaigns and Unreported POS Systems Attack Today, we released a research white paper detailing the use of Windows Error Reporting (WER) to detect advanced targeted campaigns in the wild, including: a campaign against a government agency; a major cellular...

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Cyber Criminals Ramp Up Use of Exploit Kits in Fake Skype, Evernote Themed Attacks

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 03:45 AM | Ran Mosessco | no comments


Data from Websense® ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud indicates that o ver the last few weeks, cyber criminals leveraging the "Angler" and "Goon" Exploit Kits to deliver malware via email borne attacks, have ramped-up their efforts. These recent campaigns were themed around...

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