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Hongliang Liu

Hongliang Liu

October 2, 2017 2:30 PM

mpaaweb.com amplification attack: Welcome to a new e ...

In today's post we describe a new amplification attack we've observed only a few days ago, and which we believe is a new phase in the evolution of DDoS attacks. Before getting into the details, let's start with a quick recap of what amplification attacks really are.

Hongliang Liu

Hongliang Liu

September 11, 2017 3:17 PM

Detecting file-less malware with file-less detection

File-less malware is malware that exists exclusively as a computer memory-based artifact (i.e., in RAM). It doesn't write any of its activities to the hard drive, so it has no footprint in the file system. According to Carbon Black, this type of attack is on the rise: 97% of their customers were targeted by a file-less malware in 2016. The reason for its proliferation? Quite simply, it works.

Hongliang Liu

Hongliang Liu

June 6, 2017 3:36 PM

Reclaiming the hijacked browser

OverviewA browser hijacker is the type of malware which alters your device's browser settings so that you are redirected to web sites that you had no intention of visiting. It is an old, and yet very prevalent problem today.