Phorpiex morphs: How a longstanding botnet persists and thrives in the current threat environment

Phorpiex, an enduring botnet known for extortion campaigns and for using old-fashioned worms, began diversifying its infrastructure in recent years to become more resilient and to deliver more dangerous payloads. Today, the Phorphiex botnet continues to maintain a large network of bots and generates wide-ranging malicious activities. These activities have expanded to include cryptocurrency mining. Read our in-depth research into this botnet.
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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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Analyzing attacks taking advantage of the Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Microsoft continues to monitor and investigate attacks exploiting the recent on-premises Exchange Server vulnerabilities. As organizations recover from this incident, we continue to publish guidance and share threat intelligence to help detect and evict threat actors from affected environments.
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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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Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2020: Cyber Threat Sophistication on the Rise

A new report from Microsoft shows it is clear that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that make them harder to identify.
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