Observations from the digital trenches

October 26, 2020 | Geoff Mefford
Geoff Mefford

Geoff Mefford

Incident Response and Forensics Security Consultant AT&T Cybersecurity

October 26, 2020 | Geoff Mefford

Observations from the digital trenches

When AT&T Incident Response Consultants first engage a client during a ransomware incident, the situation is often very chaotic. The client's ability to conduct business has stopped; critical services are not online, and its reputation is being damaged. Usually, this is the first time a client has suffered an outage of such magnitude. Employees may wrongly fear…

June 30, 2020 | Geoff Mefford

Ransomware observations

AT&T’s Digital Forensic Incident Response (DFIR) team has been observing cybercriminal organizations steadily increase their ransomware capabilities over the last few years.  We have seen ransomware grow in sophistication and capability at a rapid pace.  So rapidly in fact, that each investigation shows a new tactic or change in the binary program responsible for…