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Limor Kessem

Executive Security Advisor, IBM

Limor Kessem is one of the top cyber intelligence experts at IBM Security. She is a seasoned security advocate, public speaker, and a regular blogger on the cutting-edge IBM Security Intelligence blog. Limor comes to IBM from organizations like RSA Security, where she spent 5 years as part of the RSA research labs and drove the FraudAction blog on RSA's Speaking of Security. She also served as the Marketing Director of Big Data analytics startup ThetaRay, where she created the company's cybersecurity thought leadership. Limor is considered an authority on emerging cybercrime threats. She participated as a highly appreciated speaker on live InfraGard New York webcasts (an FBI collaboration), spoke in RSA events worldwide, conducts live webinars on all things fraud and cybercrime, and writes a large variety of threat intelligence  publications. With her unique position at the intersection of multiple research teams at IBM, and her fingers on the pulse of current day threats, Limor covers the full spectrum of trends affecting consumers, corporations, and the industry as a whole. On the social side, Limor tweets security items as @iCyberFighter and is an avid Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter.

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Gozi Goes to Bulgaria — Is Cybercrime Heading to Less Charted Territory?

The latest version of the Gozi banking Trojan looks to target banks in Bulgaria. This could be just the first instance of the malware in Eastern Europe.

Tinba Trojan Sets Its Sights on Romania

IBM X-Force researchers have discovered a new variant of the Tinba malware, which is specifically designed to target banks in Romania.

HORNET: Anonymity May Come at a Price — Likely in Hard Cash!

As a quicker and more private alternative to Tor emerges, should we be concerned over the potential applications cybercriminals will find for HORNET?

El malware Dyre se toma sus vacaciones de verano en España

Una nueva configuración del Troyano Dyre persigue a 17 bancos españoles ¿Qué hay de nuevo? Al mismo tiempo que los europeos se dirigen a las playas españolas este verano, los cibercriminales que están detrás del exitoso malware Dyre no se...

Dyre Malware Takes Summer Holiday in Spain

The IBM X-Force Security Research team has discovered some interesting new information involving the Dyre Trojan, which is now targeting Spanish banks.

The POS Malware Epidemic: The Most Dangerous Vulnerabilities and Malware

POS malware continues to grow as a problem plaguing retailers, but with knowledge and a few best practices, organizations can protect customer data.

Meet the Pezão Trojan: Brazil’s Got Malware

An old-school form of malware is taking off in Brazil, putting many of the country's Internet users at risk of serious financial fraud.

Is BYOD Starting to Spell Out ‘S-N-A-F-U’ in Enterprise Security?

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is here to stay. Here is how organizations can educate employees and implement top security policies.

MazelTov! More Android Malware Coming to a Mobile Device Near You

IBM Security Trusteer's threat intelligence team recently uncovered a new type of Android malware-spreading kit dubbed "MazelTov" by its creators.

Carbanak: How Would You Have Stopped a $1 Billion APT Attack?

Kicking off 2015 with a bang, a well-orchestrated advanced persistent threat attack dubbed Carbanak has hit banks across the globe.

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GootKit Developers Dress It Up With Web Traffic Proxy

X-Force researchers revealed the cybergang behind Gootkit had upgraded the banking Trojan with new network interception and certificate bypass methods.

The Full Shamoon: How the Devastating Malware Was Inserted Into Networks

X-Force IRIS researchers found that the Shamoon malware operators relied on weaponized documents that leveraged PowerShell to infiltrate targeted networks.

Anatomy of an hVNC Attack

Cybercriminals who rely on remote control tactics to commit financial fraud may use hidden virtual network computing (hVNC) modules to cover their tracks.

Client Maximus: New Remote Overlay Malware Highlights Rising Malcode Sophistication in Brazil

IBM X-Force researchers discovered a new malware called Client Maximus that contains advanced code written specifically to attack banks in Brazil.

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Going Under the Hood to Analyze GozNym

IBM X-Force researchers recognized that the GozNym banking malware leverages features from two types of malware to make it double the threat.

Gozi Banking Trojan Upgrades Build to Inject Into Windows 10 Edge Browser

The developers of the Gozi banking Trojan have built some improvements into the malware that now allow it to attack Windows 10 operating systems.

Dyre Summer Renovation: Randomized Config File Names Keep Antivirus Engines Guessing

Developers of the Dyre malware are keeping a close eye on security, making several changes to the file configuration to avoid detection.

Tsukuba: Banking Trojan Phishing in Japanese Waters

IBM Security Trusteer researchers recently discovered a new financial malware dubbed Tsukuba, which targets Japanese online banking users.