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Flashpoint: Our site was not dishing malware

Flashpoint came out swinging today against an independent researcher who reported that the security company’s public-facing website was serving malware. In what Flashpoint called an “after action report,” the company denied the website was itself infected with malware, but did admit that on April 12-13 the WordPress Yuzo Related Posts plugin used on the site…
Reboot Leadership Awards 2019

Amina Bashir – Flashpoint

Why Nominated: Flashpoint analyst Amina Bashir is her company’s go-to subject-matter expert on the threat landscape of the Indian subcontinent. In her role, she has authored key research on the malicious use of chatbots, as well as vulnerabilities in the emerging wireless communications paradigm known as Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). Profile: As a member of Flashpoint’s…
Malware, Security News

Malware framework generates 1B fake ad impressions in 3 months

Researchers have sniffed out a malware framework that targets major browsers installed on Window machines, and has generated more than 1 billion false Google AdSense impressions in the past three months alone. “The framework is designed to pad statistics on social sites and ad impressions, creating revenue for its operators who are using a botnet…
Cybercrime, Malware, Retail, Security News

Despite arrests, FIN7 launched 2018 attack campaigns featuring new malware

Even after several alleged members were arrested last year, FIN7 continues to show signs of life, as evidenced by the recent discovery of an administration panel tool called “Astra” and two new malware samples used in campaigns by the cybercriminal group in 2018. Researchers from Flashpoint who uncovered the threat observed Astra-related activity from May…
Reboot Leadership Awards 2019

Jennifer Leggio – Flashpoint

Why Nominated: A proponent of truth in marketing, Flashpoint Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Leggio has provided a model for how providers of cyber solutions can sell their wares without resorting to fear-mongering or hyperbole. She also encourages strong collaboration and communication between solution providers’ marketing teams and their security, intelligence and research departments. Profile: Leggio’s turn…
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SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards – Rising Stars

Dani Martinez, IOActive Dani Martínez proved to be a self-starter, beginning his career in IT he soon developed an interest in cybersecurity and began taking online courses in his spare time. Complete Profile… Ning Wang, Offensive Security Ning Wang is a rising star has worked to break the boundaries in the security industry, so that…
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SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards – Advocates

Kevin Keeney, Elastic To fulfill his role as cybersecurity advocate Kevin Keeney has to understand what is going on in the field, both at Elastic and among the company’s customers. Read complete profile Roger Grimes, ElasticRoger Grimes is a 30- year computer security professional and prolific author frequently consults with the world’s largest and smallest…
Phishing, Security News

Further details on Wipro phishing attack revealed

The motivation behind phishing attack that struck the Indian IT consultancy firm Wipro in April may surprisingly be gift card fraud, according to a new Flashpoint report. Flashpoint researchers Jason Reaves, Joshua Platt and Allison Nixon said the far-ranging attack that hit dozens of Wipro employees gave the malicious actors access to more than 100…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

Redbanc cyberattack linked to Lazarus group

The recently disclosed cyber attack on the Chilean interbank network Redbanc which took place in December 2018, may have been carried out by North Korea-linked advanced persistent threat (APT) group Lazarus. The attack involved PowerRatankba, a malware toolkit with ties to APT group represents the latest known example of Lazarus-affiliated tools being deployed within financially…