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Backdoors | Knowledge bank

Backdoors Category: malware The exploitation of backdoors is a technique used by malicious actors in order to gain unauthorized access while bypassing regular security measures. Due to this bypass, related incidents regularly remain unnoticed for a prolonged period of time. Regular pentests and active network monitoring aid in improving the chance of revealing illegitimate backdoors or errors in the source code. Definition Exploiting backdoors, also often referred to as trapdoors, is a technique to gain…

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Bitdefender Decrypts GandCrab to Save Ransomware Victims

Bitdefender collaborates with Europol, Romanian Police, FBI and others to offer victims worldwide a tool that retrieves their data and saves millions of dollars. BUCHAREST, Romania/Santa Clara, Calif. (October 25, 2018) – Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, continues to harness its powers of innovation for the good of Internet users everywhere, releasing a decryption tool for recent versions of GandCrab, the world’s most prolific ransomware. Developed in close…

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Bitdefender Acquires Behavioral and Network Security Analytics Company RedSocks

Bitdefender invests to deepen customer protection, enhance technology and expand portfolio well beyond the endpoint Bitdefender, cybersecurity protector of more than 500 million systems in over 150 countries, today announced its acquisition of behavior and network security analytics company, RedSocks Security BV (RedSocks). As part of its ongoing M&A strategy, the strategic investment expands the Bitdefender portfolio and addressable market into network security and analytics territory, and marks another step on its steady growth trajectory.…

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Press release | RedSocks Security en DataExpert slaan handen ineen voor bestrijding van cybercriminaliteit

Den Haag, 28 september 2018 – RedSocks Security, specialist in het detecteren van verdacht netwerkgedrag en het bestrijden van cybercriminaliteit, bundelt haar krachten met DataExpert. DataExpert levert verschillende technieken en kennis om cybercrime aan te pakken en te voorkomen. Met deze samenwerking streven de twee bedrijven samen naar een veiligere samenleving. De oplossing van RedSocks Security zorgt ervoor dat potentiële risico’s zo vroeg mogelijk ontdekt worden. DataExpert adviseert haar klanten over het reduceren van cybersecurity…

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Press release | G4S kiest RedSocks Security voor uitbreiding naar cybersecurity

  Den Haag, 23 juli 2018 – G4S, wereldwijd marktleider op het gebied van veiligheids- en beveiligingsoplossingen, kiest RedSocks Security voor de uitbreiding van het portfolio naar cybersecurity. RedSocks Security is specialist in het detecteren van verdacht netwerkgedrag en het bestrijden van cybercriminaliteit. Met deze samenwerking wordt de G4S Cyberdesk gelanceerd: de oplossing waarin de geïntegreerde RedSocks Malicious Threat Detection-technologie continu digitale verkeersstromen monitort en deze analyseert op de aanwezigheid van verdacht netwerkgedrag, malware en potentiële datalekken. Hiermee is…

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Press release | RedSocks Security en HackDefense starten strategische samenwerking

Oplossingen van phishingtest tot detectie van verdacht netwerkgedrag Den Haag, 9 juli 2018–  RedSocks Security,specialist in het detecteren van verdacht netwerkgedrag en het bestrijden van cybercriminaliteit, gaat de samenwerking aan met HackDefense. HackDefense richt zich met haar ethical hackers enPhishingtest.nl op de preventie van hacking en cybercriminaliteit. Het Haagse RedSocks Security zit aan de andere kant van het spectrum en is gespecialiseerd in de detectie van en response op cybercriminaliteit. Dankzij de samenwerking kunnen beide organisaties oplossingen…

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A week in Japan with the Holland High Tech Pavillon | May 2018

For about a week, two RedSocks Security representatives attended Japan IT week, a national major event for cybersecurity; a few Dutch businesses and Knowledge institutions attended as part of the Holland High Tech Pavillon.   In 1609, nine years after the Dutch first reached Japan, the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) entered into trade relations with a distant and unknown country. In 2009, it was remembered that both countries are connected to each other…

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The Data Protection Officer & the MTD

One month to GDPR compliance deadline! The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in exactly a month, on May 25th. By then, companies, upon condition, must have designated a Data Protection Officer (DPO). A data protection officer is a security leadership role in charge of the data protection strategy and monitoring of compliance to the European regulation. RedSocks Security will give you a glimpse of the role of this new collaborator.   Who…

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Cybersecurity Report: 2017 figures creating concerns for 2018

Welcome to our first cybersecurity report. Every Friday, we will provide you with a review of the most relevant cybersecurity events. This week, we are addressing the latest figures regarding both consumers and businesses’ financial loss, as well as two attacks which made the headlines over the past few days.    Cyber Attacks are becoming more financially damaging This week, the White House released a report on the impact of cyber-attacks on the US economy.…

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Join the 90 Days to DMARC Challenge

RedSocks Security is joining the Global Cyber Alliance in challenging companies to implement DMARC during the 90 Days to DMARC Challenge. The GCA actively pursues a unity between private and public sectors with the goal of protecting them in their entirety from cyber threats. To facilitate this goal, they’ve created the 90 days to DMARC Challenge. As proud member of the GCA, RedSocks Security promotes the use of DMARC and challenges organizations both in the…

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Breakdown: Bad Rabbit Ransomware

A new ransomware outbreak is currently ongoing, infecting systems in a number of countries. Most victims can be found in Russia and Ukraine. Bad Rabbit/ BadRabbit seems to be a new strain of the NotPetya ransomware variant, seen in the outbreak earlier this summer, given similarities in the methods used to infect corporate networks. Organizations hit by the Bad Rabbit ransomware include : Interfax (Russia) Kiev Metro (Ukraine) Odessa Airport (Ukraine) Countries known to host…

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Cyber Security Week: Together We Secure The Future

From 25 to 29 September, The Hague is hosting the second edition of the international Cyber Security Week. During more than 40 events, hundreds of experts in cyber security and cybercrime working for governments, businesses and knowledge institutions will share their knowledge, discuss the latest developments and pitch innovative ideas. Together they will look for innovative solutions for one of the biggest challenges in our modern, digital world: how can we guarantee a secure cyber future?…

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CRYPSYS Joins RedSocks Security Distributor Program

CRYPSYS has joined the RedSocks Security distributor program and become a value-added distributor of RedSocks Malicious Threat Detection (MTD) solutions. As distributor, CRYPSYS can ensure that resellers are supported by secure professional and managed services. The ICT ecosystem in the Netherlands is currently under pressure in preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect in May 2018. With this in mind, organizations are feeling the pressure to…

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NotPetya Ransomware Outbreak

For Incident response services, contact info@redsocks.eu – we will contact you ASAP. A large-scale Ransomware outbreak is currently underway. The Ransomware in question we’ll refer to as NotPetya – or #NotPetya, if you prefer. The computer screen displays a Windows CHKDSK – but in fact this is not an actual CHKDSK, the CHKDSK which is shown is actually launched by the Ransomware.   “This behaviour is typical to Petya.” NotPetya encrypts files on the systems it…

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MTD Update v3.6.3: Performance, Design and Support

On 30 May 2017, between 00.00am and 04.00am, RedSocks Security will release an update for our MTD Appliances: Update v3.6.3. This update adds requested features and changes to accelerate the MTD’s performance for added user comfort. The highlights of this release are: VPN Access  This feature allows customers to enable a VPN connection between their appliance and the RedSocks Security support team for a limited period of time. In cases of a special request, need or…

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Ransomware Outbreak WannaCry

Currently we are seeing a large scale ransomware outbreak. This ransomware outbreak is more devastating than others because it spreads laterally. Our advice: Apply patch MS17-010 NOW Until patches are applied, considering blocking zip attachments on your firewall For home users, run windows update Monitor TOR activity  For Incident response services, contact info@redsocks.eu, and we will contact you as soon as possible.  More information: Who does it affect: Any Windows computer without Windows Patch MS17-010.…

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Cracking APT28 Traffic Within Seconds

APT28 is a threat actor group responsible for many recent cyber incidents. Incident response to this Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and damage limitation heavily relies on network traffic investigation. Nevertheless, such efforts are usually blocked by technical difficulties. Source address information retrieved by flow analysis would not reveal any useful information regarding the APT target because the traffic by an APT malware are usually relayed through several proxies. Deep packet inspection also often fails to facilitate…

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SLTN Inter Access behaalt Gold Partner status met RedSocks Security

12 april 2017, Den Haag – SLTN Inter Access (SLTN) heeft de Gold Partner status van Cyber Security leverancier RedSocks Security behaald. “Door de geavanceerde oplossing van RedSocks Security, de Malicious Threat Detector (MTD), kan er snel en adequaat opgetreden worden tegen (potentiële) aanvallen. Juist de verregaande wijze van geautomatiseerde analyse en reactie maakt de oplossing van RedSocks Security doeltreffend en kostentechnisch uitermate interessant. RedSocks Security is gespecialiseerd in het detecteren van verdacht netwerkgedrag en…

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Floris van den Broek op HSD voor bezoek Metropoolregio Eindhoven

Op 19 april 2017 brengt een bestuurlijke delegatie vanuit Metropoolregio Eindhoven een bezoek aan Den Haag en Rotterdam om hen nader kennis te maken met The Hague Security Delta. RedSocks Security CEO, Floris van den Broek zal vertellen over RedSocks Security en over onze samenwerking met de HSD, daarnaast zullen ook andere HSD-partners over hun activiteiten en samenwerking vertellen.

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Motiv ICT Security ontvangt de RedSocks Security Award of Excellence

Den Haag, 27 maart 2017 – Motiv ICT Security heeft van RedSocks Security de ‘Award of Excellence’ 2016 ontvangen. Door het contracteren van het hoogste aantal nieuwe klanten heeft Motiv deze waardering van RedSocks Security ontvangen. De druk vanuit wet-en regelgeving neemt toe; eerst de regelgeving Meldplicht Datalekken, die al vanaf 1 januari 2016 van kracht is maar nu ook de Europese General Data Protection Regulation die vanaf mei 2018 gehandhaafd wordt. Hierdoor is er…

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RedSocks Connect! | Healthcare Edition -12 April 2017

On 12 April, we’re hosting our second RedSocks Connect! of 2017 at The Hague Security Delta. The theme for the RedSocks Connect! April edition is: Cyber Security in the Dutch Healthcare Sector Our keynote guest speaker, Chris Liebregts, will join us from SLTN and will share insights into the cyber security landscape in the Dutch Healthcare infrastructure and the privacy regulations surrounding health and wellbeing in The Netherlands.  Doors will open at 2pm and RedSocks Connect! will…

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MTD v3.6.2: Paving the Way to a New Web Interface

On 16 March, 2017, RedSocks Security released a major update for our MTD Appliances: v3.6.2. This update adds a number of frequently-requested features and several major (‘under-the-hood’) changes to facilitate our new web interface. I’d like to use this opportunity to outline the most important changes with you: Synchronize Probe system time from MTD using NTP Many customers prefer to use the RedSocks Probe in an offline fashion, meaning that it’s not connected to the…

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RedSocks Security Enters Indian market with partner Frux Technologies

RedSocks Security has partnered with Frux Technologies to take a foothold in the Indian market. Together, RedSocks Security and Frux technologies have borne RedSocks India, and together, will make unique cyber security solutions accessible to the Indian Market.   Frux Technologies will develop the channel ecosystem and India GTM strategy for Netherlands-based RedSocks Security. Our Indian parter is located at: Frux Technologies. Pvt. Ltd.# 1009, 10th Floor, Kirti Shikhar Tower,District Centre, Janak Puri,New Delhi 110058 For additional information on…

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RedSocks Security at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is world’s largest event for the mobile industry and attracts more than 110,000 attendees from over 204 countries. The event is organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Spain. To meet innovative businesses from Holland (the Netherlands), you can meet us between 27 February – 2 March 2017 at the Holland High Tech Pavilion located on Stand 6M8, Hall 6.   RedSocks Security as HSD Representative  The Hague Security Delta…

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RedSocks Security CEO doet mee aan GrowthNight op 19 januari

Op 19 januari vindt GrowthNight in Amsterdam plaats. RedSocks Security CEO, Floris van den Broek, doet als mentor mee aan een sessie over Cyber Security. GrowthNight wordt georganiseerd door GrowthClass, waar ze kennisdeling op het gebied van groei en innovatie, en netwerk mogelijkheden faciliteren. Het doel van deze bijeenkomst is om innovators en groeimakers bij elkaar te brengen en een waardevolle avond van het samenkomen van mentors en inspirators te maken.

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Nieuwe Ransomware Campagne: DHL en Intrum Justitia

GRAAG OPLETTEN: Spammers hebben een nieuwe campagne gelanceerd waarin de namen van DHL en Intrum Justitia worden misbruikt. Open de bijlage / link aub niet – het resulteert namelijk in een ransomware besmetting. De indicatoren: dhl-bezorger-gemist[punt rusland]/afhaalbewijs dhl-bezorger-gemist[punt rusland]/afhaalbewijs/Afhaalbewijs184703920[punt]zip Achtergrond informatie: https://www.security.nl/posting/496243/Nepmails+Intrum+Justitia+verspreiden+ransomware  

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MTD v3.6.1 Release: Sinterklaas Edition

Today, 5 December 2016, we’ve released our MTD v3.6.1 software, just in time for the celebration of the Dutch holiday, Sinterklaas. This release is the first following our multi-tenancy release, v3.6.0, and adds a huge number of features and improvements. In this post, I’d like to elaborate on its most-wanted feature: CEF. CEF? CEF stands for ‘Common Event Format’ and is a Syslog message format adopted by a large number of major players in the security…

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Next RedSocks Connect! on 11 January 2017

In January 2017 we’ll host our signature event, RedSocks Connect!, for our clients, partners, distributors, and respective networks. The concept behind RedSocks Connect! is to share knowledge and insights into the latest developments in the world of Cyber Security. The theme for our January 2017 edition is: Cyber Security Predictions for 2017 and EU Legislation Compliance: GDPR, 2018.   14:00 – 14:15: Registration and Welcome Coffee 14:15 – 14:30: Welcoming Word by Floris van den Broek, CEO RedSocks Security 14:30…

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RedSocks Security contributes to Economic Mission Japan 2016 Cyber Security Sector

The Hague, 24 November 2016- From 11-16 December, Floris van den Broek, RedSocks Security CEO will represent RedSocks Security as an important player in the Dutch IT Security sector during the Economic Mission Japan 2016. This mission is led by Maarten Camps, Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Japanese economy is growing and the Japanese government has a list of priorities in preparation for the future. Japan intends to increase local food…

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RedSocks Security gaat samenwerking aan met Hiscox om polishouders een Cyber Security oplossing te bieden

Den Haag, 23 november 2016 – RedSocks Security gaat samenwerking aan met Hiscox om de klanten, die een Cyber & Data Risks verzekeringspolis hebben afgesloten op het vlak van Cyber Security, te ondersteunen. Om inzicht te verkrijgen in de stand van zaken wat betreft het IT-netwerk van de Hiscox klant wordt een Cyber Security Scan uitgevoerd. Hiermee wordt in een periode van 1 à 2 weken een inventarisatie uitgevoerd van de Cyber-veiligheid van het netwerk. Yasin…

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