So it's Easter Weekend which means there was little to no malware on Friday. Why? Two reasons. First, on this year for the first time, the Eastern Orthodox Easter aligns with the Western Protestant Catholic Easter so almost everyone in the world who celebrates Easter will get to celebrate it this weekend, yay [NPR]! Second … Continue reading Good Friday, indeed.
The Harry Potter universe has Harry, Ron, and Hermione and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has the trinity of Chrises (Evans, Hemsworth, and Pratt). Jeremy Renner (who once worked as a makeup artist) suggests women to focus on three things: brows, lashes, and lips. I categorized different families of malware in a similar fashion. I was thinking about this the … Continue reading The Holy Trinity of Banking Trojans – 2017 Edition
So earlier last week in the threat intelligence community, there was a MS Word 0-day vulnerability that was pushing out the Dridex banking trojan. My social media life (Twitter) revolved around this junk ALL DAY LONG. The funny part? I didn't see it, play with it, or cared about not seeing it or playing with it. … Continue reading It has been 7 days since the last 0-day
<rant> When you think you may have found a cool malware, but turns out it's Chanitor about to ruin your day: The other day, I came across a sample of malware that I couldn't automatically pre-determine just by viewing the email's metadata. It seemed a bit off so I assumed it was an information stealer variant … Continue reading Ugh, Chanitor
Welcome to my blog! So as you may have gathered, this blog revolves around two vastly different subjects: crimeware (malware) and cosmetics. I had the idea to create a blog incorporating malware and makeup when I was helping teach a malware analysis course at my alma mater, but was too lazy to make the move. This … Continue reading Jambo!