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ThreatSTOP Appoints New Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Seasoned Security Executive Matt Foster Joins Company

Carlsbad, CAFebruary 25, 2016ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, today announced security industry veteran Matt Foster has joined the company as its Vice President, Sales and Business Development. In this newly created role, Foster is responsible for leading all revenue-generating activities including oversight of the global sales organization, and recruiting and managing relationships with leading technology vendors.

Locky, Not to be Confused with Lucky

Locky

Locky is a new ransomware that encrypts a victim's data using AES encryption and then demands .5 bitcoins for the decryption of that data.

ThreatSTOP Assembles Industry Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Stamp Out “Malware as a Service” at RSA Conference

Carlsbad, CAFebruary 23, 2016 – ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, today announced CEO and Founder Tom Byrnes will be moderating a panel of security experts at RSA® Conference 2016 titled, “Malware as a Service: Kill the Supply Chain.” RSA Conference 2016 will be held February 29 to March 4 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The panel will take place March 2, at 10:20 am in room 3005.

Does Scarlet Mimic Have You Seeing Red?

Seeing red

Scarlet Mimic is a series of sophisticated cyber espionage attacks which targeted Uyghur and Tibetan activists, their supporters, and entities that collect information on such groups.

Don’t Fall Prey to Ransomware

Ransomware

Ransomware is an ingenious method used by criminals to extract money from their victims. The basic scenario is:

ThreatSTOP CEO and Founder to Present at AGC Partners Annual Information Security Conference

Carlsbad, CAFebruary 18, 2016ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, today announced CEO and Founder Tom Byrnes has been selected to present at the AGC Partners 12th Annual West Coast Information Security and Technology Growth Conference. The information security conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on February 29.

ThreatSTOP Blocks Adwind — new Cross-Platform RAT

Rat

Adwind (also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, jFrutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket, and jRat) is a relatively new cross-platform RAT (remote access trojan), discovered in late 2015 in a targeted attack on

SC Magazine: “After Norse: VCs, pros eye cyber investments”

Norse map

The sudden demise of Norse Security has left many vendors and information security professionals in the industry wondering what happened.

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