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A message from PolySwarm Founder / CEO Steve Bassi: a look back at 2019 and what's coming in 2020

Jan 21, 2020 9:42:54 AM / by Steve Bassi posted in Insider, PolySwarm, Leadership

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Happy New Year. It’s Steve Bassi here, the founder and CEO of PolySwarm. 

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Quttera joins the PolySwarm threat detection marketplace

Jan 17, 2020 9:07:00 AM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Product, Partner

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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

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Latest samples of ZeroCleare, Iranian state-sponsored malware, available on PolySwarm

Jan 9, 2020 11:09:01 AM / by PolySwarm Tech Team posted in Insider, Explained, PolySwarm, Threat Hunting, Research

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Today, PolySwarm, a threat intelligence platform used to detect new and emerging malware, releases information about a new variant of ZeroCleare (a destructive malware attributed to Iran). PolySwarm Community (free) and Enterprise users were able access to the full content of this sample before it appeared on VirusTotal.

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Emotet's Christmas-themed phishing email ramps up - get hashes and file details in PolySwarm

Dec 18, 2019 11:04:51 AM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Research

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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.

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Latest Emotet malware samples and IOCs

Nov 26, 2019 2:59:47 PM / by PolySwarm Tech Team

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[Updated November 27, 2019]: 

Emotet is a banking Trojan that was first identified by security researchers in 2014. Emotet was first designed as a banking malware that attempted to sneak onto computers and steal sensitive and private information. It has evolved over the last several years from a basic threat, and morphed into a customizable modular package and has been seen deploying additional payloads against financial institutions, enterprises, and consumers across the globe. 

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Ginp banking Trojan actively targeting banks: here's what you need to know, plus free malware samples

Nov 22, 2019 9:11:52 AM / by PolySwarm Tech Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Research

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Ginp is a banking Trojan that is actively being used to impersonate targeted banking apps. The malware brings up a screen on the victims phone and displays a window that mimics the real banking app. First, one is prompted to login with their credentials. The second screen steals the victim's credit card details.  

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Cybersecurity leader joins PolySwarm's executive team as Chief Revenue Officer

Nov 18, 2019 7:03:49 AM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Press, PolySwarm, Leadership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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PolySwarm now integrated with Demisto’s SOAR platform

Nov 7, 2019 9:08:22 AM / by PolySwarm Team

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