MakoLogics: Houston TX Managed IT Services 281-206-4848 https://makologics.com Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:01:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Taurus Project stealer now spreading via malvertising campaign https://makologics.com/taurus-project-stealer-now-spreading-via-malvertising-campaign Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:01:34 +0000 https://makologics.com/taurus-project-stealer-now-spreading-via-malvertising-campaign For the past several months, Taurus Project—a relatively new stealer that appeared in the spring of 2020—has been distributed via malspam campaigns targeting users in the United States. The macro-laced documents spawn a PowerShell script that invokes certutil to run an autoit script ultimately responsible for downloading the Taurus binary. Taurus was originally built as a fork by the developer...

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Sandbox in security: what is it, and how it relates to malware https://makologics.com/sandbox-in-security Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:01:33 +0000 https://makologics.com/sandbox-in-security To better understand modern malware detection methods, it’s a good idea to look at sandboxes. In cybersecurity, the use of sandboxes has gained a lot of traction over the last decade or so. With the plethora of new malware coming our way every day, security researchers needed something to test new programs without investing too much of their precious time. Sandboxes provide ideal...

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Phishers spoof reliable cybersecurity training company to garner clicks https://makologics.com/phishers-spoof-reliable-cybersecurity-training-company-to-garner-clicks Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:02:46 +0000 https://makologics.com/phishers-spoof-reliable-cybersecurity-training-company-to-garner-clicks “It happens to the best of us.” And, indeed, no adage is better suited to a phishing campaign that recently made headlines. Fraudsters used the brand, KnowBe4—a trusted cybersecurity company that offers security awareness training for organizations—to gain recipients’ trust, their Microsoft Outlook credentials, and other personally identifiable information (PII). This is according to findings from...

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A week in security (September 14 – 20) https://makologics.com/a-week-in-security-september-14-20 Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:01:36 +0000 https://makologics.com/a-week-in-security-september-14-20 Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Fintech industry developments, specifically the differences between Europe and the US, and we analyzed how some charities and the advertising industry are tied together. We also told readers about what companies can do to counter domain name abuse. In our Lock and Code podcast we talked to Pieter Arntz about safely using Google Chrome Extensions.

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Is domain name abuse something companies should worry about? https://makologics.com/is-domain-name-abuse-something-companies-should-worry-about Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:01:31 +0000 http://makologics.com/is-domain-name-abuse-something-companies-should-worry-about Even though some organizations and companies may not realize it, their domain name is an important asset. Their web presence can even make or break companies. Therefor, “domain name abuse” is something that can ruin your reputation. There are several ways in which perpetrators can abuse your good name to make a profit for themselves, while ruining your good name in the process.

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