C&C

NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2021 C&C Prize

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:56am

Because Dr. Kunihiko Fukushima's achievements were far-sighted and of great magnitude, we believe he is a worthy recipient of the C&C Prize.

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  • Because Dr. Kunihiko Fukushima's achievements were far-sighted and of great magnitude, we believe he is a worthy recipient of the C&C Prize.
  • His tireless commitment to making the dream of autonomously functioning robots into a reality makes him a worthy recipient of the C&C Prize.
  • Each prize winner receives a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (ten million yen per group).
  • For additional information, please visit The NEC C&C Foundation website at: https://www.candc.or.jp/en/index.html
    NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world."

September 2021’s Most Wanted Malware: Trickbot Once Again Tops the List

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 11:00am

Researchers report that Trickbot has returned to the top of the list having fallen into second place in August following a three-month long reign.

Key Points: 
  • Researchers report that Trickbot has returned to the top of the list having fallen into second place in August following a three-month long reign.
  • HTTP Headers Remote Code Execution takes third place in the top exploited vulnerabilities list, with a global impact of 43% as well.
  • Trickbot - Trickbot is a modular Botnet and Banking Trojan constantly being updated with new capabilities, features and distribution vectors.
  • This enables Trickbot to be a flexible and customizable malware that can be distributed as part of multi-purpose campaigns.

Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment in C&C Manufacturing

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:17pm

CHICAGO and OTTUMWA, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C.

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  • CHICAGO and OTTUMWA, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C.
  • , a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced it has partnered with Equivu Capital, LLC (Equivu) on an investment in C&C Manufacturing, LLC (C&C).
  • Granite Creeks investment in C&C Manufacturing was made from its $200 million fund, Granite Creek FlexCap II, L.P. (FlexCap II).
  • I am extremely excited to be partnering with Granite Creek on this investment in C&C Manufacturing.

August 2021’s Most Wanted Malware: Formbook Climbs into First Place

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:50pm

Researchers report that Formbook is now the most prevalent malware, taking over Trickbot, which has fallen into second following a three-month long reign.

Key Points: 
  • Researchers report that Formbook is now the most prevalent malware, taking over Trickbot, which has fallen into second following a three-month long reign.
  • Dasan GPON Router Authentication Bypass takes third place in the top exploited vulnerabilities list, with a global impact of 40%.
  • Formbook - Formbook is an infostealer that harvests credentials from various web browsers, collects screenshots, monitors and logs keystrokes, and can download and execute files according to its C&C orders.
  • Dasan GPON Router Authentication Bypass takes third place in the top exploited vulnerabilities list, with a global impact of 40%.

August 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Evolved Qbot Trojan Ranks On Top Malware List For First Time

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:00am

Qbot can also enable unauthorized banking transactions, by allowing its controller to connect to the victim's computer.

Key Points: 
  • Qbot can also enable unauthorized banking transactions, by allowing its controller to connect to the victim's computer.
  • Check Points researchers found several campaigns using Qbots new strain between March and August 2020, which included Qbot being distributed by the Emotet trojan.
  • Emotet was originally a banking Trojan, but recently is used as a distributor of other malware or malicious campaigns.
  • Check Points solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and advanced targeted threats.

GS Foods Group Acquires C&C Produce to Strengthen Existing and Future Operations

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

C&Cs owners will continue to lead operations from its current facilities in partnership with GS Foods senior leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • C&Cs owners will continue to lead operations from its current facilities in partnership with GS Foods senior leadership team.
  • GS Foods investment in C&C will strengthen C&Cs existing operations and incorporate its specialized produce scale and service to further enhance value to GS Foods customers in end markets such as education, foodservice and retail.
  • The acquisition of C&C represents an exciting, strategic expansion for GS Foods as we continue to build out our geographic footprint and product offerings, said Sean Leer, CEO, GS Foods.
  • GS Foods Group (GS Foods) is a family of specialized foodservice distribution companies.