Monthly Archives: May 2017

Robert McArdle speaker at the Heliview Cyber Security conference

Hell Yeah! Robert McArdle is visiting Belgium again. After his presentation at infosecurity.be (March), he now is a keynote speaker at the second Cyber Security conference organised by Heliview.

As EMEA manager within the Forward-looking Threat Research (FTR) team, he is involved in analysing the latest malware threats, specialising in researching the future threat landscape, criminal underground and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement.  Continue reading

Is Wannacry a general rehearsal for a much bigger attack?

The Wannacry ransomware has been keeping us busy for several days now. This software has infected systems worldwide by exploiting an older (already patched) Windows vulnerability. Though many may wonder how a vulnerability that has been patched can still infect so many systems worldwide, it appears that the attack hasn’t brought in much money yet. Considering the attack and the errors made by the criminals, I wonder if this attack hasn’t been a first test or a general rehearsal for a much bigger attack.  Continue reading

The Dark Web: what’s beneath the tip of the iceberg?

Have you ever thought of the internet as an iceberg? There are some good reasons to do so. What we can see is only a minor part of the total internet. Underneath is an invisible part, which forms the majority of the internet sites worldwide. We call this invisible part the ‘deep web’, with part of it being the ’dark web’. Deep and dark, like… the underwater part of an iceberg, indeed. Continue reading

Pawn Storm: Back with a Vengeance to Target French Presidential Hopeful Macron

Blog by Ross Dyer, Technical Director at Trend Micro

Thought you’d seen the last of prolific hacking group Pawn Storm? Think again. Just-published research from Trend Micro reveals fascinating new insights into one of the world’s longest-running cyber espionage groups. As politicians in the US continue to argue over the impact of its audacious campaign against Democratic Party officials last year, Pawn Storm is at it again, attempting to influence public option ahead of major elections in France and Germany. Continue reading