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Grounded in APT Facts

Grounded in APT Facts

How much do you know about targeted attacks? View this infographic.

Targeted Attack Trends: 2H 2013 Report

Targeted Attack Trends: 2H 2013 Report

This biannual report presents the targeted attack campaigns observed and mitigated by Trend Micro based on reported customer cases, as well as our own independently gathered data.



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Backdoor Use in Targeted Attacks

Backdoors—applications that open computers to remote access—play a crucial role in targeted attacks. Often initially used in the second (point of entry) or third (command-and-control [C&C]) stage of the targeted attack process, backdoors enable threat actors to gain command and control of their target network.

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Fake Apps: Feigning Legitimacy

 

Network Detection Evasion Methods: Blending with Legitimate Traffic

 

Suggestions to Help Companies with the Fight Against Targeted Attacks

 

The SCADA That Didn’t Cry Wolf: Who’s Really Attacking Your ICS Equipment? (Part 2)

 

Targeted Attacks Detection with SPuNge

 

Safe: A Targeted Threat

 

Malicious Network Communications: What Are You Overlooking?

 

FAKEM RAT: Malware Disguised as Windows Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger

 

The HeartBeat APT Campaign

 

Spear-Phishing Email: Most Favored APT Attack Bait

 

Detecting APT Activity with Network Traffic Analysis

 

How to Thwart the Digital Insider – An Advanced Persistent Response to Targeted Attacks

 

How Tough Is It to Deal With APTs?

 

IXESHE: An APT Campaign

 

Luckycat Redux: Inside an APT Campaign with Multiple Targets in India and Japan

12 Most Abused Android App Permissions

12 Most Abused Android App Permissions

Cybercriminals can exploit Android app permissions for their personal gain. Find out the most commonly requested permissions and how they’re abused in our latest TrendLabs Security Gallery.



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Fake Apps, Russia, and the Mobile Web: Making the SMS Fraud Connection

News of an SMS fraud service affecting many countries first broke out in Russia in 2010. It has since put users at risk through popular online activities like social networking and downloading content.

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Adding Android and Mac OS X Malware to the APT Toolbox

 

Eco and Ego Apps in Japan

 

Android Malware Acts as an SMS Relay

How Attacks Adapt

How Attacks Adapt

As with technology and popular means of communication, cybercriminal attacks and schemes continue to evolve over the years. Find out more…

Online Security for You and Your Family

Online Security for You and Your Family

Everyone's online, but not everyone's secure. It's up to you to make sure that your family is. Learn about online threats and how you can protect your family from these threats here.



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Finding Holes: Operation Emmental

Like Swiss Emmental cheese, online banking protections may be full of holes. Banks have been trying to prevent cybercrooks from accessing their customers’ online accounts for ages. They have, in fact, invented all sorts of methods to allow their customers to safely bank online.

This research paper describes an ongoing attack we have dubbed “Emmental” that targets a number of countries worldwide. The attack is designed to bypass a certain two-factor authentication scheme used by banks. In particular, it bypasses session tokens, which are frequently sent to users’ mobile devices via Short Message Service (SMS). Users are expected to enter a session token to activate banking sessions so they can authenticate their identities. Since this token is sent through a separate channel, this method is generally considered secure.

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On the Actors Behind MEVADE/SEFNIT

 

Cybercriminals Use What Works: Targeted Attack Methodologies for Cybercrime

 

Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series

Russian Underground Revisited

 

Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series

The Mobile Cybercriminal Underground Market in China

 

Point-of-Sale System Breaches: Threats to the Retail and Hospitality Industries

 

From Russia with Love: Behind the Trend Micro-NBC News Honeypots

 

CPL Malware: Malicious Control Panel Items

 

"Ice 419": Cybercriminals from Nigeria Use Ice IX and the 419 Scam

 

Bitcoin Domains

 

Beyond Online Gaming Cybercrime: Revisiting the Chinese Underground Market

 

The Apollo Campaign: A Gateway to Eastern European Banks

 

Deepweb and Cybercrime: It’s Not All About TOR

 

Concerns Regarding Flaws in the New DKIM Standard

 

Brazil: Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by a Fast-Growing Market Economy


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