The Evolution of Cybercrime: Why the Dark Web is Supercharging the Threat Landscape and How to Fight Back

Cybercrime is booming. Between 2008 and 2021, the FBI recorded a 207% increase in cybercrime reports, with losses hitting almost $7bn last year. This is being driven by an professionalized, collaborative and underground supply chain that is harming individuals and businesses alike. Our latest HP Wolf Security report – The Evolution of Cybercrime: Why the … Read more

Stealthy OpenDocument Malware Deployed Against Latin American Hotels

In late June 2022, HP Wolf Security isolated an unusually stealthy malware campaign that used OpenDocument text (.odt) files to distribute malware. OpenDocument is an open, vendor-neutral file format compatible with several popular office productivity suites, including Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice. As described in a blog post by Cisco Talos, the campaign targets … Read more

Query: About "iLO did not detect the Agentless Management Service" Error

Dear Mates,I trying to set up monitoring service, while I open iLO5 console then confirming”Firmware & OS Software–HPE Software” -> “Software”, I got the following error.So, to confirm the AMS status on my server I tried to SSH log in ESXi Host Server but it told me the AMS not installed on the server.  [root@testserver:~] esxcli … Read more

Hewlett Packard Enterprise reports fiscal 2022 second quarter results

Use of non-GAAP financial information and key performance metrics To supplement Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s condensed consolidated financial statement information presented on a generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides financial measures, including revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross profit margin, non-GAAP operating profit (non-GAAP operating profit from … Read more

PDF Malware Is Not Yet Dead

For the past decade, attackers have preferred to package malware in Microsoft Office file formats, particularly Word and Excel. In fact, in Q1 2022 nearly half (45%) of malware stopped by HP Wolf Security used Office formats. The reasons are clear: users are familiar with these file types, the applications used to open them are … Read more

New HP Chromebooks and Thin Clients Power Cloud-First Computing for Hybrid Work

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Malware Campaigns Targeting African Banking Sector

The top motivation behind cybercrime is financial enrichment and the financial services industry is an attractive target for cybercriminals. In early 2022, HP Wolf Security detected a targeted malware campaign against an employee of an African bank. The campaign caught our attention because of its targeted nature and how the threat actor attempted to deliver … Read more

Attackers Disguise RedLine Stealer as a Windows 11 Upgrade

Threat actors are always looking for topical lures to socially engineer victims into infecting systems. We recently analyzed one such lure, namely a fake Windows 11 installer. On 27 January 2022, the day after the final phase of the Windows 11 upgrade was announced, we noticed a malicious actor registered the domain windows-upgraded[.]com, which they … Read more

How Attackers Use XLL Malware to Infect Systems

In recent months, we have seen a growth in malware campaigns using malicious Microsoft Excel add-in (XLL) files to infect systems. This technique is tracked in MITER ATT&CK as T1137.006. The idea behind such add-ins is that they contain high-performance functions and can be called from an Excel worksheet via an application programming interface (API). … Read more

Emotet’s Return: What’s Different? | HP Wolf Security

On 15 November 2021, Emotet returned after an almost 10-month hiatus and is currently being spread again in large malicious spam campaigns. The malware operation behind Emotet was disrupted in January 2021 by law enforcement, leading to a dramatic reduction in activity. However, this lull has proven temporary, with Emotet’s return demonstrating the resilience of … Read more