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Stopping Vulnerable Driver Attacks

This post includes a primer on kernel mode attacks, along with Elastic’s recommendations for securing users from kernel attacks leveraging vulnerable drivers.

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PHOREAL Malware Targets the Southeast Asian Financial Sector

Elastic Security discovered PHOREAL malware, which is targeting Southeast Asia financial organizations, particularly those in the Vietnamese financial sector.

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Operation Bleeding Bear

Elastic Security verifies new destructive malware targeting Ukraine: Operation Bleeding Bear

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Elastic Security uncovers BLISTER malware campaign

Elastic Security has identified active intrusions leveraging the newly identified BLISTER malware loader utilizing valid code-signing certificates to evade detection. We are providing detection guidance for security teams to protect themselves.

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Detecting Cobalt Strike with memory signatures

Signature-based detection — especially in-memory scanning — can be a valuable detection strategy. In this blog, learn how to detect Cobalt Strike regardless of configuration or stealth features enabled with an effective false positive rate of zero.

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Hunting In Memory

Threat Hunters are charged with the difficult task of sifting through vast sources of diverse data to pinpoint adversarial activity at any stage in the attack.

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Hunting For In-Memory .NET Attacks

As a follow up to my DerbyCon presentation, this post will investigate an emerging trend of adversaries using .NET-based in-memory techniques to evade detection