Law enforcement takes over Emotet, one of the biggest botnets


Law enforcement agencies from several countries collaborated in a joint operation that resulted in taking over the command-and-control infrastructure behind Emotet, one of the world’s largest botnets. Whether this disruption to the botnet will be permanent remains to be seen, but it’s a promising development according to security experts.

“This operation is the result of a collaborative effort between authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Canada and Ukraine, with international activity coordinated by Europol and Eurojust,” Europol announced Wednesday. “This operation was carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT).”

To read this article in full, please click here

Read more

Tips to harden Active Directory against SolarWinds-type attacks

The SolarWinds/Solorigate attacks used some concerning methodologies. One of them has been what is called the Golden SAML attack process. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) enables the exchange of authentication and authorization information between trusted parties. The Golden SAML technique allows attackers to generate their own SAML response to gain access or control. To do so, they must first gain privileged access to a network to access the certificates used to sign SAML objects. 

To read this article in full, please click here

(Insider Story)

Read more