Microsoft Explained Malware Spotted in Windows Machine Gone Down Due Major Security Improvements

Microsoft released three of more cunning phishing operations discovered in 2019 According to report, Microsoft has revealed three of more dangerous phishing operations discovered in 2019. The company has explained about the phishing attack in their recent blog post and states that scammers attempt to gain individual’s personal information via phishing tactics like use of malicious emails and fake websites, and targets the user with money and information that can be used for identity theft. Since, protections against phishing have increased and become incredibly effective, preventing billions of malicious phishing emails from the reaching end- users. Cyber security researchers & experts at Windows’ office 365 Advanced Threat Protection has noticed an malicious techniques involving the abuse of genuine cloud services like those offered by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others. Let’s start the discussion about all three case studies of cunning phishing operations. Case Study 1: URLs that point the legitimate Read more

Microsoft Spotted Astaroth Backdoor Trojan: FIleless Malware Attack

According to report, Microsoft researchers have recently spotted Astaroth Backdoor Trojan which is now back and using a living-off-the-land techniques to make it even harder for most the antimalware to identify the attacks. Thanks to Windows Defender ATP (well-known commercial antivirus Windows Defender for free) which was detected this risk during May & June 2019. Security researchers team was used specific algorithm to catch a form of fileless attacks in particular. Let’s take have a look at statement of Microsoft Defender ATP official report. “I was doing a standard review of telemetry when I noticed an anomaly from a detection algorithm designed to catch a specific fileless technique. Telemetry showed a sharp increase in the use of the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool to run a script, indicating a fileless attack.” Fileless Astaroth malware spreads via malicious email messages with links to malicious .lnk file Microsoft researcher’s team found Read more