Author: Meni Farjon

Meni Farjon is Chief Scientist of Advanced Threat Detection for Mimecast

There’s a reason why National Cybersecurity Awareness Month coincides with the Halloween season. After all, what’s scarier than a cybercriminal making his way into an organization? Well for starters, how about the employee that may unknowingly be to blame for giving him access. The cybersecurity industry’s beginnings were all about protection from the cyber version of the “boogeyman.” Developing technologies like firewalls and anti-virus, as well as security information and event management tools (SIEM) to identify the start of an attack from external sources, the industry was focused on defense-only strategies. However, the cybersecurity trailblazers of the early 2000s overlooked…

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Since the publication of the vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Equation (CVE-2017-11882 & CVE-2018-0802), it appears that unique usage of these exploits is being re-implemented in various ways to evade security solutions. In recent weeks, Solebit’s Threat Research Team (STRT) has been researching unique attacks leveraging new exploit variations of this Microsoft Equation vulnerability, which circumvents many security solutions and vendors attempting to protect your valuable data from infestation, including leading sandbox and anti-malware providers. We will use this and subsequent blogs to show the analysis made on a few unique variants that bypassed those anti-malware solutions. Analysis of Attack The…

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