Category Archives: Group-IB

QakBot operators abandon ProLock for Egregor ransomware

Group-IB has discovered that QakBot (aka Qbot) operators have abandoned ProLock for Egregor ransomware. Egregor has been actively distributed since September 2020 and has so far hit at least 69 big companies in 16 countries. The biggest ransom demand detected by Group-IB team has been at $4 million worth of BTC. During recent incident response engagements Group-IB DFIR (Digital Forensics and Incident Response) team has noticed a significant change in QakBot operators’ tactics, the gang … More

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New infosec products of the week: November 20, 2020

Group-IB launches Fraud Hunting Platform, a digital identity protection and fraud prevention solution Group-IB’s Fraud Hunting Platform analyzes each session and examines user behavior (keystrokes, mouse movements, etc.) in web and in mobile channels in real-time. Based on user behavioral data and machine learning algorithms, the system creates a unique digital fingerprint for devices and identities. AWS Network Firewall: Network protection across all AWS workloads With AWS Network Firewall, customers can deploy granular network protections … More

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Group-IB launches Fraud Hunting Platform, a digital identity protection and fraud prevention solution

Group-IB has presented its new solution for digital identity protection and fraud prevention Fraud Hunting Platform. The solution guards 130 million users daily. In H1 2020, Group-IB’s Fraud Hunting Platform shielded banking and eCommerce portals in Europe and Asia from bot activities, malware, and social engineering attacks and saved them roughly $140 million. Malware attacks, social engineering and bot activity are the top 3 threats for users of eCommerce and banking portals, based on the … More

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Review: Group-IB Fraud Hunting Platform

Today’s Internet is a hectic place. A lot of different web technologies and services are “glued together” and help users shop online, watch the newest movies, or stream the newest hits while jogging. But these (paid) services are also constantly threatened by attackers – and no company, no matter how big, is completely immune. Take the recent Twitter compromise as an example: the attackers hijacked a number of influential Twitter accounts, including those belonging to … More

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Group-IB’s CyberCrimeCon goes online for the first time

Group-IB’s Threat Hunting and Intelligence conference, CyberCrimeCon, will for the first time dive online to literally remove the borders and bring together over 2,000 cybersecurity experts from all around the world. As cybercrime rate is skyrocketing year after year and tensions between states are escalating, including in cyberspace, Group-IB provides a platform for universal dialogue, in which cybersecurity thought leaders, ideologists and practitioners exchange data and make public outcomes of their research work. The eighth … More

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Group-IB opens HQ in Amsterdam as a central hub for research into the European threat landscape

Group-IB has opened the doors of its European headquarters in Amsterdam, which will serve as a central hub for the company’s research into the European threat landscape. Having been operating on the continent for years, the company now formalizes its operations by inaugurating its new HQ that will be consolidating and maturing the expertise gathered in cyber investigations, incident response and threat hunting activities across the region under one roof. The Amsterdam office, located at … More

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