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Securonix Threat Research: KRONOS/Osiris Banking Trojan Attack

Published on September 11, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, Securonix Threat Research Team Figure 1: Document with Malicious VBA Macro used in Osiris Germany Campaign   Introduction The KRONOS malware was first discovered in June 2014 as a Banker Trojan available for purchase in a Russian underground forum for $7,000 [1]. After staying...

“5 Questions to Ask About Machine Learning,” a Securonix Response

Published on August 30, 2018

By Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist, Securonix In his January 31 article in Dark Reading titled “5 Questions to Ask about Machine Learning” Anup Gosh proposes 5 questions consumers should ask in order to separate marketing hyperbole from technical reality. The questions Gosh proposes are all good points that you should...

Security Analytics 2.0 and the Future!

Published on August 7, 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...

Addressing the Cyber Skills Shortage Using AI and Machine Learning

Published on August 2, 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...

Securonix Threat Research: GandCrab Ransomware Attack

Published on July 18, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, 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...

Securonix Threat Research: Cryptojacking Attacks

Published on June 19, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, Securonix Threat Research Team   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...

Securonix Threat Research: SamSam Ransomware Detection Using Security Analytics

Published on May 15, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, Securonix Threat Research Team   Figure 1: SamSam Jex Boss 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. Earlier this year, the ransomware...

Cutting-Edge Security Analytics Drive Securonix’s Position as Best SIEM Solution

Published on April 30, 2018

SC Magazine’s annual Trust Awards are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. Winners of the Trust Award are chosen by a distinguished group of leading IT security professionals selected by SC Media’s editorial team. We at Securonix are thrilled and honored that Securonix’s Next Generation...

Securonix Threat Research: Olympic Destroyer aka NotPetya v2 “False Flag” Cyber Sabotage Attack Detection Using Security Analytics

Published on March 23, 2018

By Oleg Kolesnikov, Securonix Threat Research Team Introduction Last month, we learned of a new cyber attack against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Securonix Threat Research Team has been actively investigating and monitoring this attack since the attack was reported to help our customers understand the techniques...