Simon Tame

Recent Posts by Simon Tame

All You Can Delete MongoDB Buffet

January 12, 2017

A number of extortion actors were detected accessing unauthenticated MongoDB installations and replacing their contents with a ransom note, usually …

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Coming to a Country Near You? The Rapid Development of The TrickBot Trojan

December 16, 2016

Since the discovery of TrickBot in September 2016, its operators have continued to develop the malware to include the targeting …

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Surveying the Criminal Market

November 8, 2016

It’s no secret your personal information and data is valuable to cybercriminals, but is there more of a market for …

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Swotting Up On Exploit Kit Infection Vectors

October 3, 2016

Exploit kit users need to drive web traffic to their landing pages. Without traffic, they can’t exploit vulnerable web users …

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Hacktivism, it’s not all DoSing around

September 12, 2016

Hacktivism isn’t all high levels of low impact activity. There were a number of hacktivist campaigns we detected in the …

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PoodleCorp: in the business of kudos

July 22, 2016

PoodleCorp claimed to have successfully rendered the servers of the Android and iOS game Pokemon Go offline using several distributed …

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Forecasting the threat posed by OpIcarus in October 2016

June 14, 2016

Last week, a third phase of OpIcarus was launched. Dubbed “Project Mayhem”, this new phase has the stated objective of …

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Data breaches targeting financial services: 2016 so far

May 26, 2016

It’s been a busy year for data breaches relating to financial services organizations – we’ve identified claims of breaches for 10 …

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Bozkurt Hackers continue to leak bank data

May 13, 2016

A threat actor calling itself “Bozkurt Hackers” posted links to data on Twitter allegedly obtained from a number of banks …

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URGENT, ACT. RQD: Navigating Business Email Compromise

April 4, 2016

Call me phishmail. Whaling ­– also known as CEO fraud and business email compromise (BEC) – is a type of …

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