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Analysis of an Emotet infection via a malicious Excel macro
Oil and gas infrastructure is both among the oldest critical infrastructure and the most important. In the United States, oil and gas pipelines deliver power that keeps cars on the road, hospitals, homes and military infrastructure powered, and life in general moving as normal.
The menace of advanced persistent threats (APTs) globally has skyrocketed this decade, fed by global sociopolitical issues and a worldwide pandemic. In June 2021, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) reported that the number of malicious attacks against critical sectors had more than doubled in 2020, and experts agree that the trend is only increasing.
Imagine a threat actor that has legitimate credentials to make their way to their objectives, inside knowledge of network architecture, and plenty of time to ponder over what next action is to be taken.
Our team detected a BPFDoor using deception techniques, and we recently hosted a webinar talking through our findings. BPFDoor uses a variety of techniques, including particularly clever ones that allow it to enable backdoors without opening ports.
With the implementation of the new European NIS2 directive right around the corner, it’s essential that organizations that fall under the directive are prepared. Keep reading to better understand what the NIS2 directive is, what organizations can do to prepare for this change in how cybersecurity is handled, and how CounterCraft can help with future compliance.