UPSynergy: Chinese-American Spy vs. Spy Story

September 5, 2019 6:00 am

Research By: Mark Lechtik & Nadav Grossman   Introduction Earlier this year, our colleagues at Symantec uncovered an interesting story about the use of Equation group exploitation tools by an alleged Chinese group... Click to Read More

Advanced SMS Phishing Attacks Against Modern Android-based Smartphones

September 4, 2019 5:55 am

Research By: Artyom Skrobov, Slava Makkaveev Introduction Check Point Researchers have identified a susceptibility to advanced phishing attacks in certain modern Android-based phones, including models by Samsung, Huawei, LG and Sony. In these... Click to Read More

Say Cheese: Ransomware-ing a DSLR Camera

August 11, 2019 10:55 am

Research by: Eyal Itkin TL;DR Cameras. We take them to every important life event, we bring them on our vacations, and we store them in a protective case to keep them safe during transit.... Click to Read More

SELECT code_execution FROM * USING SQLite;

August 10, 2019 2:00 pm

Gaining code execution using a malicious SQLite database Research By: Omer Gull tl;dr SQLite is one of the most deployed software in the world. However, from a security perspective, it has only been... Click to Read More

Black Hat 2019 – WhatsApp Protocol Decryption for Chat Manipulation and More

August 7, 2019 5:05 pm

  Research By: Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin and Oded Vanunu According to sources, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging application has over 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries. The average user checks WhatsApp more... Click to Read More

Reverse RDP Attack: The Hyper-V Connection

August 7, 2019 4:00 pm

Research by: Eyal Itkin Overview Earlier this year, we published our research on the Reverse RDP Attack. In our previous blog post, we described how we found numerous critical vulnerabilities in popular Remote... Click to Read More

Cobalt Group Returns To Kazakhstan

July 31, 2019 7:14 am

Introduction Cobalt Group is a financially motivated cyber-crime gang that has been active since at least 2016. The group is mainly interested in carrying out attacks against banks, in an attempt to access... Click to Read More

Cryptographic Attacks: A Guide for the Perplexed

July 29, 2019 6:35 am

Research by: Ben Herzog Introduction When some people hear “Cryptography”, they think of their Wifi password, of the little green lock icon next to the address of their favorite website, and of the difficulty... Click to Read More

CYBER ATTACK TRENDS: 2019 MID-YEAR REPORT

July 25, 2019 5:00 am

The first half of 2019 demonstrated that no environment is immune to cyber attacks. We have witnessed threat actors developing new tool sets and techniques, targeting corporate assets stored on cloud infrastructure, individuals’... Click to Read More

Agent Smith: A New Species of Mobile Malware

July 10, 2019 5:58 am

  Research by: Aviran Hazum, Feixiang He, Inbal Marom, Bogdan Melnykov, Andrey Polkovnichenko   Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that quietly infected around 25 million devices, while... Click to Read More