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Unit 42 found Andromeda malware targeting Italian users in recent spam campaigns, and shared a technical walkthrough of the Office Test persistence method used in recent Sofacy attacks. The team also discovered a new variant of PowerWare, also known as PoshCoder, imitating the popular Locky ransomware family.
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On the 19th of July, the much discussed and anticipated Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Directive was developed to ensure that societies’ dependencies on technology undertake relevant cybersecurity activities to ensure resilience and confidence as we become ever more digitally dependent.
The most important aspect is when this comes into force, which is the 8th of August 2016. However, it is not immediately applicable: each member state then has a period in which to take the Directive and turn it into national legislation—that must be completed by the 10th of May 2018. It effectively then becomes live the following day. …Continue reading