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Petya Ransomware Advisory

Petya Ransomware also known as Petrwrap or GoldenEye affects Microsoft Windows based systems and encrypts the data MBR / NTFS in the system using SMB exploits which are not updated with the latest software patch updates. This ransomware outbreak although … Continue reading

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EMAIL HARVESTING – REALTIME

Till recent times, email harvesting was a time consuming process and was never real-time. This constituted, making connections to the smtp server and providing a dictionary to carry out the attack. With the advent of social networking, many sites, in … Continue reading

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Phishing/Spoofing Made Easy

Before we jump on to the topic of phishing attacks, let us understand the two important aspects that govern the success or failure of these types of attacks. 1. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records 2. Deployment of SPF check What … Continue reading

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Auth SMTP Spam Attack

Analysis of MailScan Logs Period 28th May 2010 11:44AM to 28th May 2010 16:35 PM (5 hours of Logs) Recently, when one of  India’s top MNCs, which used a leading Anti-Spam Solution, faced a problem with its outgoing e-mail server’s … Continue reading

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