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  • Latest Intelligence for October 2017

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    Symantec research shows users to be twice as likely to encounter threats through email as any other infection vector, and the spam rate declines slightly for the second month in a row.



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    Some of the key takeaways from October’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include research on the most likely infection vectors, malicious security tools, and a scam targeting tax professionals.
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  • Sowbug: Cyber espionage group targets South American and Southeast Asian governments

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    Group uses custom Felismus malware and has a particular interest in South American foreign policy.



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    Symantec has identified a previously unknown group called Sowbug that has been conducting highly targeted cyber attacks against organizations in South America and Southeast Asia and appears to be heavily focused on foreign policy institutions and diplomatic targets. Sowbug has been seen mounting classic espionage attacks by stealing documents from the organizations it infiltrates. 

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    Who are #Sowbug? New #espionage group very focused on foreign policy, diplomatic targets



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  • Ramnit worm: Still turning up in unlikely places

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    Over 90 Ramnit-infected apps removed from Google Play.



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    Contributors: Shaun Aimoto, Martin Zhang

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    Nope, Ramnit worm not ported to #Android. It’s an infected HTML file that drops Ramnit on Win PCs



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  • BadRabbit: New strain of ransomware hits Russia and Ukraine

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    BadRabbit is self-propagating and has many similarities to the June 2017 Petya / NotPetya outbreak.



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    A new strain of ransomware called BadRabbit (Ransom.BadRabbit) began spreading yesterday, October 24, 2017, with the vast majority of infection attempts seen in Russia.

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    BadRabbit ransomware uses at least three third-party open-source tools



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  • Android malware on Google Play adds devices to botnet

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    Symantec has found eight apps infected with the Sockbot malware on Google Play that can add compromised devices to a botnet and potentially perform DDoS attacks.



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    Contributor: Martin Zhang

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    Not all #Android #Minecraft PE skin apps are made equal. Some are malware in disguise. Choose carefully.



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  • Necurs attackers now want to see your desktop

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    The Necurs botnet is back again, this time spreading a downloader that takes screen grabs of victims’ desktops and reports encountered errors back to the attackers.



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    Contributors: Eduardo Altares, Wei Wang Dai, and Mingwei Zhang

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    Attackers need operational intelligence too. #Necurs downloader now also collecting OPINTEL.



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  • KRACKs: What you need to know about the new Wi-Fi encryption vulnerabilities

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    Wi-Fi security under threat from newly discovered WPA2 vulnerabilities



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    What is KRACKs?
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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday – October 2017

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    This month the vendor has patched 62 vulnerabilities, 27 of which are rated Critical.



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    Hello, welcome to this month's blog on the Microsoft patch release. This month the vendor has patched 62 vulnerabilities, 27 of which are rated Critical.
    As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:
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  • Latest Intelligence for September 2017

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    September saw Symantec uncover new activity by the Dragonfly group, and the start of several new Locky spam campaigns.



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    Some of the key takeaways from September’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include new activity by the Dragonfly attack group, new Locky spam campaigns, and a phishing scam targeting students.

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    September saw email malware increase for sixth month in a row, 1 in 312 emails malicious



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  • Users encounter threats through email twice as often as other infection vectors

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    The latest ISTR special report, Email Threats 2017, casts a light on a threat landscape where attackers are actively spreading malicious threats, BEC scams, and a variety of spam through email.



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    Hello Sir,
    Thanks for your response to our order inquiry, I am very sorry to reply you=this late.

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    1 in 9 users encountered malicious email in H1 2017



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