Author Archives for Richard Clayton

A Malvertising Campaign of Secrets and Lies

July 30, 2018 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on A Malvertising Campaign of Secrets and Lies

Check Point Research has uncovered a large Malvertising campaign that starts with thousands of compromised WordPress websites, involves multiple parties in the online advertising chain and ends with distributing malicious content, via multiple... Click to Read More


Emotet: The Tricky Trojan that ‘Git Clones’

July 24, 2018 1:57 am Published by Comments Off on Emotet: The Tricky Trojan that ‘Git Clones’

The Emotet Trojan downloader originally debuted in 2014 as a banking Trojan that took an unusual approach to stealing banking credentials; Instead of hooking per-browser functions in the victim’s web browser process, Emotet... Click to Read More


Cyber Attack Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Report

July 12, 2018 6:00 am Published by Comments Off on Cyber Attack Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Report

When it comes to the global cyber threat landscape, threats are ever evolving, keeping organizations, as well as the security research community, constantly challenged. In our Cyber Attack Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Report we... Click to Read More


APT Attack In the Middle East: The Big Bang

July 8, 2018 2:24 am Published by Comments Off on APT Attack In the Middle East: The Big Bang

Over the last few weeks, the Check Point Threat Intelligence Team discovered the comeback of an APT surveillance attack against institutions across the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority. The attack begins with... Click to Read More


Telegram: Cyber Crime’s Channel of Choice

May 7, 2018 11:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Telegram: Cyber Crime’s Channel of Choice

Introduction The Dark Web is a hive of illicit activity. From illegal guns and drug dealing to the Ransomware-as-a-Service programs buyers and sellers can use this medium to trade and exchange both knowledge... Click to Read More


SiliVaccine: Inside North Korea’s Anti-Virus

May 1, 2018 6:07 am Published by Comments Off on SiliVaccine: Inside North Korea’s Anti-Virus

By: Mark Lechtik and Michael Kajiloti Revealed: In an exclusive piece of research, Check Point Researchers have carried out a revealing investigation into North Korea’s home-grown anti-virus software, SiliVaccine. One of several interesting... Click to Read More


A Crypto Mining Operation Unmasked

April 29, 2018 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on A Crypto Mining Operation Unmasked

Introduction With the emerging threat of miners and the rise of cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm lately, Check Point Research has been keeping an eye out for mining campaigns. During... Click to Read More


MMap Vulnerabilities – Linux Kernel

April 29, 2018 5:04 am Published by Comments Off on MMap Vulnerabilities – Linux Kernel

By: Eyal Itkin As part of our efforts in identifying vulnerabilities in different products, from time to time we also review the Linux Kernel, mainly searching for vulnerabilities in different drivers. In this... Click to Read More