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Infosec Articles (10/29/2018 – 11/12/2018)

Our handpicked selection of the most recent infosec articles from the first half of November 2018. SamSam and Kraken ransomware make headlines, along with an appearance by Emotet with new email exfiltration capabilities. For more articles, check out our...

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Infosec Articles (10/16/2018 – 10/28/2018)

Read some of the most interesting and useful infosec articles we came across during the last half of October 2018. We have included information on exploits of servers with Hadoop installations, a password-stealing program called Agent Tesla, and a fully functional...

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Infosec Articles (10/2/2018 – 10/15/2018)

Infosec articles we found in the first half of October 2018. We have included an article on what to do after a breach. Learn about malicious code can that be used to create a cryptominer, about the GPlayed trojan that poses as Google Play, and more. 

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Infosec Articles (9/17/18 – 10/1/18)

We've put together our bi-weekly compilation of infosec articles from around the security industry. Read updates on botnets like Gafgyt and Virobot. Learn about hackers targerting real estate deals, and more. For more articles, check out our #onpatrol4malware blog.  ...

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SpamAssassin Configuration Guide

Malware Patrol provides block lists compatible with SpamAssassin.   "Apache SpamAssassin is the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform giving system administrators a filter to classify email and block spam (unsolicited bulk email). It uses a robust scoring...

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Infosec Articles (9/4/18 – 9/16/18)

A few of our favorite infosec articles from the past few weeks. Learn about Android botnet “Black Rose Lucy” and about the“BlueBorne” bluetooth exploit. Read how the Necurs Botnet, DarkHydrus and other threat actors are turning to inconspicuous files to peddle malspam.

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Infosec Articles (8/14/18 – 9/3/18)

Read a few interesting CyberSecurity news articles from the past few weeks, including an update on a rootkit named CEIDPageLock being distributed by the RIG Exploit kit, Mozilla’s plan to distrust TLS certificates issued by Symantec, new MacOS malware, and more.

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Infosec Articles (8/1/18 – 8/13/18)

A couple of updates on the Emotet trojan are among the highlights of our selected infosec articles from August 2018. Other important information includes Russian cyber attacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure from the Department of Homeland Security and best...

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Infosec Articles – July 2018

Our selected infosec articles July 2018 include an Android malware that targets Israeli soldiers through fake Facebook profiles, an updated Trojan that can infect via a cryptor or a miner, a money laundering ring that uses fake Apple accounts and gaming profiles to...

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Infosec Articles – June 2018

We've compiled a few of our favorite recent infosec articles from the best sources in the industry. Keep reading to learn about a decryptor tool for Everbe ransomware, malicious code ADB.miner, and mysterybot Android malware, which, frighteningly, combines a banking...

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Infosec Articles – May 2018

A selection of our favorite infosec articles from May 2018. Cryptocurrency-mining makes its regularly scheduled appearance, and for some 'fun' reading, check out the SecureList article "History of malicious programs". There's a year-by-year breakdown of major security...

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Be Smart – 419 Nigerian Email Scams

Nigerian Email Scams Malware Patrol's spam traps and honeypots capture messages and malicious URLs from all sorts of email scams and spam. One of the most well known is called the 419 or Nigerian scam. In 419 email scams, the sender suddenly contacts...

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Why choose Malware Patrol over a free DNS protection service?

Customers and prospects have approached us recently with questions similar to this: why should we choose Malware Patrol instead of a free DNS protection service? The question is fair, especially in a market that counts with, at least, 93 different offers of free DNS,...

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Infosec Articles – April 2018

We are thankful that so many companies and individual researchers take the time to publish articles about the latest threats. And when they share IOCs, it's even better! We've put together some of our favorites from March and April 2018. Enjoy. DNS...

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Accessing threat data on AWS S3 buckets

Malware Patrol provides some of its threat data feeds via AWS/Amazon S3 buckets. Among the feeds are the "Malware Samples (Binaries)" and the "Bitcoin Transactions (JSON format)". Amazon Simple Storage Service has a simple web services interface that can...

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Malware Patrol – Protection Against Crypto Mining Abuse

Cryptocurrency mining as a service is a growing website monetization trend, especially popular on gaming and torrent sites, in which a JavaScript code utilizes the visitor's CPU for cryptocurrency mining purposes. While promoted as an alternative to online...

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RPZ – DNS Firewall Configuration Guide

BIND is the world’s most used DNS server and can be configured as a DNS Firewall using RPZ zone files (RPZ - DNS). Response Policy Zone (RPZ) enables DNS administrators to selectively block name resolution of Internet resources known to be used...

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Cisco ASA FirePOWER Configuration Guide

“With Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, you consolidate multiple security layers in a single platform, eliminating the cost of buying and managing multiple solutions. This integrated approach combines best-in-class security technology with multilayer protection...

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