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Threat Research

A Deep Dive Analysis of the FALLCHILL Remote Administration Tool

FortiGuard Labs has been actively monitoring FALLCHILL, validating all its IOCs (indicators of compromise), and providing protection for our customers. In a previous post we provided a high level overview of FALLCHILL. In this research report we dig even further, providing a deep dive analysis of the FALLCHILL Remote Administration Tool (RAT) in order to shed additional light on this threat, and thereby help our customer and the security community at large defend against this threat and similar threats.

By Minh Tran November 28, 2017

Threat Research

Potential Malware Campaign Targeting JustSystems Ichitaro Users

Recently, we came across some interesting samples in jtd format, which is the file format used by JustSystems Ichitaro. The following is a quick primer for readers who are unfamiliar with the Japanese market.

By Minh Tran November 09, 2017

Industry Trends

Thinking Like a Cybercriminal to Prevent Financial Services Data Breaches

Financial organizations can benefit from a change in thinking. Read this post to learn how thinking like a cybercriminal can prevent data breaches.

By Brian Forster September 30, 2016

Threat Research

Metamorphic Code In Ransomware

Ransomware is a category of malware that scrambles your files or lock your computer while asking for ransom.  We have encountered different versions of ransomware, and seen their effects.  We also have seen a different kind of ransomware that not only holds your computer for ransom, but also infects your files for persistency. Virlock is a ransomware that locks your screen for ransom, while infecting your files with its malicious code. Virlock is an interesting malware not only because it is a ransomware and file infector in one, but...

By Raul Alvarez January 26, 2016

Industry Trends

Detour Ahead...Please Engage Brain

It was a morning like lots of others...I was headed to the airport for a week in our home office, so I got an early start, checked on the sheep on the way out (yes, sheep), and got on the road. Aside from being ridiculously early, the ride was uneventful until I got to my exit for the Mass Pike. That's I-90 for those of you outside Massachusetts and, when traffic is good (like at 4:30 in the morning), it's the fastest, easiest way to the airport. And the exit was closed. Well darn. I had Google Maps running, not because I didn't know...

By Chris Dawson September 28, 2015