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Risky Business Podcast: VMRay Analyzer 2.2’s Unparalleled Usability & Seamless High-Volume Analysis

VMRay’s agentless hypervisor-based analyzer was featured on the latest Snake Oilers episode of the Risky Business podcast. I spoke to host Patrick Gray about the guiding philosophy for VMRay Analyzer 2.2: to deliver unparalleled usability and effectiveness for all DFIR specialists and malware analysts, regardless of skill level. We also discussed VMRay’s use case for […]

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VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap – February 2018

Welcome to the VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap. Every month our Research Team provides a recap of the malware analysis reports posted to the VMRay Twitter account. This past February, our team analyzed Black Ruby ransomware, Cobalt Strike Beacon and a Javascript file attempting to detect VMs via the registry. Click the links below to […]

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VMRay Analyzer 2.2 – An Improved User Experience for Malware Analysts and Incident Responders

At VMRay, our underlying malware detection and analysis technology clearly sets us apart from the competition. With the release of VMRay Analyzer 2.2, we’ve focused on: improving the user experience enhancing our detection efficacy and providing more valuable threat intelligence to malware analysts and incident responders. The latest release has a slew of new features […]

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VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap – January 2018

Welcome to the VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap. Every month our Research Team provides a recap of the malware analysis reports posted to the VMRay Twitter account. This past January, our team analyzed a variant of BigEyes/Lime ransomware, GandCrab ransomware and Lotus Blossom malspam. Click the links below to jump to a specific report: Malicious […]

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[Video] Analyzing a Payload Out of Context

Malware authors have become creative with how they have chosen to package their payload to evade detection. Office documents have been used as a common vector of entry in the following way: a Word document uses a macro to launch PowerShell and download a malicious payload. While detonating the original Word document is typically sufficient […]

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VMRay Analyzer Adds Sophos URL Threat Intelligence Service for Enhanced Detection of Malicious Websites

Our core belief at VMRay is to provide DFIR Specialists and Incident Responders with the most comprehensive analysis on the market. Since the introduction of our Reputation Engine in VMRay Analyzer 2.0, we’ve delivered a comprehensive one-two punch for analysts to quickly diagnose and triage malicious files. Today, we are excited to announce the integration […]

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Our Statement on Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown are attack methodologies enabled by fundamental processor design principles. In particular, they exploit unwanted side effects of caching, speculative/out-of-order execution, and branch target prediction. These features are part of most modern CPUs (Intel, AMD, ARM) and were widely introduced into production in the 1990s to enhance performance. As a result, the performance […]

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VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap – December ’17

Welcome to the VMRay Malware Analysis Report Recap. Every month our Research Team provides a recap of the malware analysis reports posted to the VMRay Twitter account. This past December, our team analyzed a variant of Globeimposter ransomware, a Windows Script File (WSF) that downloads a payload to set-up a server to accept incoming connections […]

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Risky Business Podcast: Using VMRay Analyzer for Incident Response

Recently, VMRay sponsored the 480th episode of the popular weekly information security podcast, Risky Business. On the podcast, Incident Response Expert Koen Van Impe, spoke to host Patrick Gray about how he uses VMRay Analyzer for automated malware analysis. Koen gave a great overview of the real-world challenges IR practitioners face and how automated analysis can […]

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VMRay Email Sensor: Automated Analysis and Detection of Malicious Email

The average corporate employee will receive 75 emails per day. So it’s no surprise that email is still an integral part of daily business processes. With two-thirds of all malware installed via email attachments in 2016 (according to the Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report), it is critical to ensure that employees and company’s internal […]

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