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InQuest Email Security Assessment
This month we harvested 585 samples from the wild capable of bypassing either Microsoft or Google. Of those, Microsoft missed 272 (46%), and Google missed 486 (83%). The distribution of misses by file type is depicted below:
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Latest InQuest™ Blog Posts

Cloud Atlas Maldoc

Posted on 2022-03-30 by Dmitry Melikov

We uncovered a very interesting document that was observed impersonating the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. It is our assumption with a high degree of probability that an attacker called Cloud Atlas is responsible for this malicious campaign.

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InQuest™ Labs Research Spotlight

Arya

Arya is a unique tool that produces pseudo-malicious files meant to trigger YARA rules. You can think of it like a reverse YARA because it does exactly the opposite - it creates files that matches your rules.

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JC

JC JSONifies the output of many CLI tools and file-types for easier parsing in scripts.

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Qu1cksc0pe

This tool allows you to statically analyze Windows, Linux, OSX executables and APK files.

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Global Security Events

Four Russian Government Employees Charged in Two Historical Hacking Campaigns Targeting Critical Infrastructure Worldwide

The Department of Justice unsealed two indictments today charging four defendants, all Russian nationals who worked for the Russian government, with attempting, supporting and conducting computer intrusions that together, in two separate conspiracies, targeted the global energy sector between 2012 and 2018.

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The Third-Party Okta Hack Leaves Customers Scrambling

THE DIGITAL EXTORTION group Lapsus$ threw the security world into disarray on Monday with claims that it had gained access to a “super user” administrative account for the identity management platform Okta. Since so many organizations use Okta as the gatekeeper to their suite of cloud services, such an attack could have major ramifications for any number of Okta customers.

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Kaspersky Named First Russian Company on Security Risk List

The U.S. placed internet-security provider AO Kaspersky Lab on a list of companies deemed a threat to national security, for the first time adding a Russian entity to a list dominated by Chinese telecommunications firms.

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