Monthly Archives: June 2017

New WannaCryptor-like ransomware attack hits globally: all you need to know

Update (June 27 – 23.34 CEST): Shutting down the computer and not booting again could prevent the disk encryption, though several files can be already encrypted after the MBR is replaced and further infection through the network is attempted.  Update (June 27 – 22.28 CEST): Paying is no longer possible as the email to send [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:32+00:00June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to remove geolocation information from a photo in Google Photos

It's vacation season for many people. Time to shrug off the mantle of business and IT and take a dip in the ocean, climb a mountain, visit a museum, or whatever your penchant. While on vacation, you're most likely going to be snapping photos so you can savor the memories of that time away from [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Got Robocalled? Don’t Get Mad; Get Busy.

Several times a week my cell phone receives the telephonic equivalent of spam: A robocall. On each occasion the call seems to come from a local number, but when I answer there is that telltale pause followed by an automated voice pitching some product or service. So when I heard from a reader who chose to hang [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girl Scouts USA to offer badges on cybersecurity

The Girls Scouts USA (GSUSA) is set to offer badges on cybersecurity, amid growing concerns that women are still being deprived of opportunities to enter the industry. Citing the Computing Technology Industry Association, it said that some 69% of US women without a career in IT have stated that a lack of knowledge surrounding the [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seven years after Stuxnet: Industrial systems security once again in the spotlight

June seems to be historically rich in important events relating to the security of industrial systems. For example, June 17th, 2010, may be considered the day that Stuxnet was discovered, the malware behind the very first cyberattack to target critical infrastructure, while in June 2014, there were reports of attacks against a number of companies [...]

By |2017-06-16T13:24:43+00:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RARE XP PATCHES FIX THREE REMAINING LEAKED NSA EXPLOITS

The unusual decision Microsoft made to release patches on Tuesday for unsupported versions of Windows was prompted by three NSA exploits that remained unaddressed from April’s ShadowBrokers leak. The worst of the bunch, an attack called ExplodingCan (CVE-2017-7269), targets older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) webserver, version 6.0 in particular, and enables an [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Industroyer’ malware could be ‘biggest threat’ to major power grids around the world

Last December, government officials in Ukraine launched a probe into a suspected cyberattack on the country's power grid that caused a blackout in the northern part of the capital city of Kiev. It was the second major incident directed at its critical infrastructure within 12 months. While that case remains under investigation, security researchers from [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Raspberry Pi owners: Update your Pi to protect against this Linux trojan

A trojan has been discovered that infects the best-selling Raspberry Pi computer and turns it into a machine for mining cryptocurrency. The Linux.MulDrop.14 trojan targets Raspberry Pi boards running older versions of the default Raspbian OS, according to Russian security firm Doctor Web. The trojan is a Bash script that once run changes the password [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

Recently, the much-reported WannaCryptor ransomware attack took the media by storm, receiving considerably more coverage than might have been expected for this type of malware, and overshadowing other internet threats at the same time. More dangerous than ransomware, however, is a malware capable of taking complete control over affected machines. This malware enables the control of affected [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:33+00:00June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OneLogin data breach may have compromised encrypted information

OneLogin  has admitted that it cannot guarantee the security of encrypted data compromised by a cybercriminal on Wednesday (May 31st). The firm has confirmed that a review is currently underway to investigate the data breach, which affected its “US data region”. Unauthorized access has since been blocked and the incident has been reported to the [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:34+00:00June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments