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

Nov 22, 2019 12:11:52 PM / 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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Get better threat intelligence with Metadata Searching in PolySwarm

Sep 10, 2019 12:07:38 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Product

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Latest phishing scam uses sneaky Google Calendar invite to bait potential victims with promise of iPhone

Sep 5, 2019 12:04:38 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Product, Research

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Do you ever see a mysterious calendar invite appear on your Google Calendar? If the answer is yes, there’s a good chance you are the victim of a calendar invite phishing scam. 

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URL Scanning now available in PolySwarm

Aug 29, 2019 1:07:20 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Product, Threat Bounty

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The PolySwarm marketplace launched earlier this year, giving users the ability to gain intelligence on files from a competitive network of crowdsourced scanning engines from around the world. Now, PolySwarm users also have access to real-time information on suspect URLs, domains, and IPs.

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Keynote from PolySwarm CTO at DEF CON: Blockchain-Security Symbiosis

Aug 20, 2019 4:20:04 PM / by PolySwarm Team posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Blockchain, Threat Bounty, Speaking, events

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Cybersecurity and blockchain technology share a symbiotic relationship. On one hand, blockchain ecosystems that aren’t secure, aren’t useful. On the other hand, blockchain technology unlocks new options for securing systems, infrastructure and more.
 
PolySwarm Co-Founder and CTO Paul Makowski was invited to give the Day 2 Keynote talk at DEF CON Blockchain Village (2019) in Las Vegas. DEF CON (which follows on the heels of Black Hat) is one of the most well-known hacker conferences in the world, bringing together security researchers, cybersecurity experts, and other infosec people from around the world. Makowski presented
a thought-provoking talk examining blockchain and security from both sides of the coin: a look back at advances (and missteps) in securing blockchains and a look forward to security applications of blockchain technology. Watch the full presentation here: 
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"A legitimately fascinating concept": Risky Business podcast on the PolySwarm marketplace

Aug 14, 2019 12:31:35 PM / by Anna Keeve posted in Interview, Press, Media, Explained, PolySwarm

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“It’s a legitimately fascinating concept…kind of like bug bounties for both incumbent and niche AV engines.” This is what Patrick Gray said recently about cybersecurity startup PolySwarm on his podcast Risky Business.

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Introducing the first ever 'threat bounty'

Jun 30, 2019 10:13:00 PM / by Anna Keeve posted in Explained, PolySwarm, Product

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PolySwarm’s threat detection marketplace has created the possibility of a new type of cyber-related bounty: say hello to the threat bounty

 

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