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Author: Randy Franklin Smith

Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes in Windows and Active Directory security. He performs security reviews for clients ranging from small, privately held firms to Fortune 500 companies, national, and international organizations. His certifications include:
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Microsoft Security Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
  • Systems Security Certified Professional (SSCP)
Anatomy of a Hack: How TEMP. Mixmaster Attackers Use TrickBot and Ryuk to Poach Big Game

Anatomy of a Hack: How TEMP. Mixmaster Attackers Use TrickBot and Ryuk to Poach Big Game

Cyber-crime continues to evolve – especially over the last year in terms of ransomware. Ransomware used to be largely a spray-and-pray proposition where attackers used automated tools to spread and encrypt as fast as possible, with immediate ransom demands. Those did enough damage. However, cybersecurity researchers are reporting a new, more patient and human-driven extortion scheme where criminals infect many networks but only select larger organizations with deeper pockets. In these larger target networks, they may dwell for as long…

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