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U.S. Hackers have likely “gone to ground”

Karim Hijazi, who served as the director of intelligence of the cybersecurity firm Mandiant and now serves as CEO of the security firm Prevailion, said the hackers will likely have “gone to ground” at this point....

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Hackers Used Obscure Texas IT Vendor to Attack U.S. Agencies

As of mid-day Monday, the malicious update was still available for download on SolarWind’s website, according to Karim Hijazi, founder and chief executive of Prevailion Inc., a Maryland-based cybersecurity firm. Hijazi said his team compared the available download with security alerts identifying the tampered update, and it’s an exact match....

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Overview: What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)?

“It’s important for businesses to understand that APTs use a wide range of malware, from custom-built toolkits to commodity malware. When people use the term ‘APT malware,’ they’re often referring to the custom, advanced malware — Stuxnet is a good example,” says Karim Hijazi, CEO of Prevailion,...

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Goblin Panda – One of the World’s Most Active APTs

When considering global threat actors and the impact these groups can have on different geographical regions and industries, we’d be remiss to not spend some time talking about Goblin Panda, considered by Prevailion to be one of the most active Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups in the world today. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, “This threat actor targets government agencies and entities in the defense and energy sectors in Southeast Asia with an interest in issues related to tensions in the South China Sea.” Goblin Panda’s Activity According to Prevailian’s threat...

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