Automating threat actor tracking: Understanding attacker behavior for intelligence and contextual alerting

A probabilistic graphical modeling framework used by Microsoft 365 Defender research and intelligence teams for threat actor tracking enables us to quickly predict the likely threat group responsible for an attack, as well as the likely next attack stages.
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Sophisticated new Android malware marks the latest evolution of mobile ransomware

We found a piece of a particularly sophisticated Android ransomware with novel techniques and behavior, exemplifying the rapid evolution of mobile threats that we have also observed on other platforms.
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The science behind Microsoft Threat Protection: Attack modeling for finding and stopping evasive ransomware

Microsoft Threat Protection uses a data-driven approach for identifying lateral movement, combining industry-leading optics, expertise, and data science to deliver automated discovery of some of the most critical threats today.
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Ransomware groups continue to target healthcare, critical services; here’s how to reduce risk

Multiple ransomware groups that have been accumulating access and maintaining persistence on target networks for several months activated dozens of ransomware deployments in the first two weeks of April 2020.
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Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

Microsoft identified several dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances. We sent these hospitals a first-of-its-kind notification with important info about the vulnerabilities, how attackers can take advantage of them, and a strong recommendation to apply security updates.
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