How to Protect Service Accounts from Attackers and Insiders

Red Flag Alert: Service Accounts Performing Interactive Logins

In the world of account security, we often focus on end user accounts as the weak vector vulnerable to attackers. On the contrary, we at Preempt see something that happens just as ...
What State-Sponsored Attacks Can Teach Us About Conditional Access

What State-Sponsored Attacks Can Teach Us About Conditional Access

People often think that state-sponsored attacks from groups like Lazarus (North Korea), Fancy Bear (Russia) or menuPass (China) only target public federal organizations in Western nations like the U.S. This is simply ...

The MITRE ATT&CK Framework: Lateral Movement

It will be rare that an attacker exploits a single system and does not attempt any lateral movement within the network. Even ransomware that typically targets a single system at a time ...
Highly Targeted Ransomware SamSam Earned Its Creator $6 Million

Highly Targeted Ransomware SamSam Earned Its Creator $6 Million

A ransomware threat called SamSam that’s known for crippling IT systems in hospitals, schools and government organizations has made many more victims than previously believed. Security researchers from Sophos worked with cryptocurrency ...
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Fake WhatsApp on Google Play Shows How Easy Users Can Be Tricked

Fake WhatsApp on Google Play Shows How Easy Users Can Be Tricked

Google removed a rogue version of the WhatsApp Messenger application from Google Play that had been installed by more than 1 million people. A subsequent search by users and researchers revealed that ...
New Trojan 'Silence' Uses Stealth to Attack Banks

New Trojan ‘Silence’ Uses Stealth to Attack Banks

Security researchers have discovered a new attack against financial organizations, in which hackers break into their infrastructure and stay lurking for months to learn their internal procedures before starting to steal money ...
Bad Rabbit Ransomware Highlights Perils of Poor Network Management

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Highlights Perils of Poor Network Management

Companies in Russia and Eastern Europe have been battling a new ransomware outbreak since Tuesday that security researchers have dubbed Bad Rabbit. The malware can spread to Windows systems over local networks ...