The Telegram messaging app is used by over 200 million people around the world and has proven to be a great communication vehicle for individuals and companies. Unfortunately, Telegram is also an attractive target for bad actors looking to exploit the platform and people. From cryptocurrency stealers and miners, Telegram has seen its fair share of scams.
The world is experiencing a trying time, and every sector is impacted in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unfortunate reality is that in times of crisis, hackers exploit vulnerabilities in systems...and humans: the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Over the last two weeks, here at PolySwarm, our malware analysts have seen a severe increase in pandemic related cyber threats--from Android ransomware to malware-laden “coronavirus map trackers”--that prey on people’s fragility and trust.
Today we are pleased to announce that Basis Technology has become a PolySwarm customer. Basis Technology’s incident response software, Cyber Triage™, plays an important role in the fight against cybercrime; PolySwarm will now help enhance this critical technology.
As the volume and complexity of cyber threats increase, contextualizing and prioritizing incidents becomes critical. In addition to the well reported security shortage of talent in this industry, enterprise SOC teams are required to deal with an ever-growing queue of alerts.
“Quttera's unique and patented malware detection engine analyzes the bytes of information and weighs the parts of it that are suspicious. Quttera's technology is continuously enhanced with the security intelligence harvested from automated scanning of hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide. Self-learning and non-signature-based mechanisms incorporated into the core of the Quttera’s technology enables identification of the unknown (0-day) malware while improving the detection quality and precision of the malware scanning. We are happy to join forces with PolySwarm along with other top security vendors across the globe to deliver the best tools and services to fight cybercrime.” - Michael Novofastovsky, co-founder and CTO at Quttera
Cybercriminals behind Emotet, one of the most prolific botnets in recent history, have ramped up a new Christmas-themed phishing attack. It lures victims to download malicious attachments related to "menus" for an upcoming Christmas party.