Olympic Destroyer is still alive

In March 2018 we published our research on Olympic Destroyer, an advanced threat actor that hit organizers, suppliers and partners of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 held in Pyeongchang, South…

2018 Fraud World Cup

There are only two weeks to go before the start of the massive soccer event — FIFA World Cup. This championship has already attracted the attention of millions worldwide, including…

I know where your pet is

Kaspersky Lab’s many years of cyberthreat research would suggest that any device with access to the Internet will inevitably be hacked. In recent years, we have seen hacked toys, kettles,…

Roaming Mantis dabbles in mining and phishing multilingually

In April 2018, Kaspersky Lab published a blogpost titled ‘Roaming Mantis uses DNS hijacking to infect Android smartphones’. Roaming Mantis uses Android malware which is designed to spread via DNS…

OPC UA security analysis

This paper discusses our project that involved searching for vulnerabilities in implementations of the OPC UA protocol. In publishing this material, we hope to draw the attention of vendors that…

SynAck targeted ransomware uses the Doppelgänging technique

The Process Doppelgänging technique was first presented in December 2017 at the BlackHat conference. Since the presentation several threat actors have started using this sophisticated technique in an attempt to…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a 2-1 ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit…

Leaking ads

When we use popular apps with good ratings from official app stores we assume they are safe. This is partially true – usually these apps have been developed with security…

Hill Country event to address land stewardship April 26-27 in Kerrville

Conference topics include tax valuations, fencing laws, hunting leases, among others Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – Landowners may understand stocking rates and…

AgriLife Extension sets Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference for April 4 in Snyder

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Greg Gruben, 325-573-5423, g-gruben@tamu.edu SNYDER – The Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 4 in the Scurry…

“Blow to leftist Democrats & pro-illegal alien advocates.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “I definitely think that what we’ve got here is a good example that other states can…

The devil’s in the Rich header

In our previous blog, we detailed our findings on the attack against the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. For this investigation, our analysts were provided with administrative access to one of…

AgriLife Extension offers Pond Management Program April 6 in Baird

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Karl Winge, 325-854-5835, karl.winge@ag.tamu.edu BAIRD – Pond management will be the topic of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program set April 6 in…

Fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference offered April 26-27 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – “Tools for the Trade” is the theme and exactly what will be offered at the fifth annual…

Bingo, Amigo! Jackpotting: ATM malware from Latin America to the World

Introduction Of all the forms of attack against financial institutions around the world, the one that brings traditional crime and cybercrime together the most is the malicious ecosystem that exists…

Win the war against weeds in warm-season pastures

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Weeds in warm-season pastures can be an annual battle, and producers should prepare their spray equipment to…

Gas is too expensive? Let’s make it cheap!

A few months ago, while undertaking unrelated research into online connected devices, we uncovered something surprising and realized almost immediately that we could be looking at a critical security threat.…

Don’t become a victim. Help the Comptroller’s office fight fraud. Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Cybercriminals are sending spoofed (impersonated) emails – appearing to be from the Comptroller’s office…

UPDATE: Capture Of Bryan Murder Suspect Who Is January’s DPS Fugitive Of The Month

Update, January 25 2018: Photo of Frankie Lee Bell Jr. from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx Three days after his 30th birthday, a Houston man is arrested on charges of murdering two Bryan men…

Denis and Co.

In April 2017, we published a detailed review of a malicious program that used DNS tunneling to communicate to its C&C. That study prompted us to develop a technology to…