Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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Multi-stage APT attack drops Cobalt Strike using Malleable C2 feature

A newly discovered APT spear-phishing attack implements several evasion techniques to drop Cobalt Strike toolkit.

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Coronavirus campaigns lead to surge in malware threats, Labs report finds

Our latest, special edition for our quarterly CTNT report focuses on recent, increased malware threats which all have one, big thing in common—using coronavirus as a lure.

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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd at Malwarebytes about facial recognition technology—its history, its failures in accuracy, and whether it will ever be “good” for us.

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New Mac variant of Lazarus Dacls RAT distributed via Trojanized 2FA app

The Lazarus group improves their toolset with a new RAT specifically designed for the Mac.

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Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes

Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?

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A week in security (April 13 – 19)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including phishing scams, coronavirus scams, Apple scams, and more.

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