August 07, 2018

By Sachin Nayyar, Chief Executive Officer, Securonix The internet has changed the lives of millions – billions of people around the world. It is how we connect, interact with one another, run our daily lives in both personal and professional situations. And with this drastic change, there is a new... Read More

August 02, 2018

The cybersecurity industry faces a tremendous challenge in the form of a massive skills shortage. According to Forbes magazine over 40,000 security jobs are currently unfulfilled and organizations are struggling to fill another 200,000 positions. It is imperative for organizations to rapidly adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies if... Read More

July 18, 2018

By Securonix Threat Research Team     Figure 1: GandCrab Phishing Email   Introduction The GandCrab ransomware attacks are some of the most prevalent ransomware threats of 2018. In recent months, the GandCrab attackers were able to infect more than 50,000 victims and generate more than $600,000 in ransom payments... Read More

June 19, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov Figure 1: Persistent Cryptomining Jex Boss Initial Foothold Payload - Repeated Payload Execution Attempts Introduction Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to secretly mine cryptocurrency (also known as virtual or digital currency). According to a recent report from Fortinet [1], Cryptojacking attacks impacted over... Read More

May 15, 2018

Figure 1: SamSam Jexboss exploitation Introduction SamSam is a prevalent ransomware that has been observed across multiple industries including healthcare, government, and critical infrastructure/ industrial control systems (ICS) in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In March, the ransomware targeted five of the Atlanta’s thirteen local government departments and caused serious disruptions... Read More

March 19, 2018

We’ve all seen big data breaches in the news. We also know there are many more breaches that did not make it into the evening news. The insider attack vector - whether it is a malicious insider, an unsuspecting compromised employee, or accidental misuse, is a common theme across most... Read More

February 14, 2018

Authors: Securonix Labs Introduction Feature Engineering is the process of selecting and extracting useful, predictive signals from data. The goal is to create a set of features that best represent the information contained in the data, producing a simpler model that generalizes well to future observations. Methods range from statistical... Read More

February 13, 2018

Over the last couple of years, we have seen the emergence and rapid rise of ransomware as an extremely potent cyber attack. We have observed, and written about attacks like Bad Rabbit, NotPetya, and WannaCry. As businesses increasingly rely on digital systems, networks, and data for operations, the value of... Read More