New Saturn RaaS Lets Everyone Become a Ransomware Distributor for Free

Security - Posted On:2018-02-18 17:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The authors of the newly-discovered Saturn ransomware are allowing anyone to become a ransomware distributor for free via a newly launched Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) affiliate program. [...]

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macOS May Lose Data Due to APFS Filesystem Bug

Security - Posted On:2018-02-18 13:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Under certain circumstances, macOS may copy data into the void, leading to data loss of important files, all due to a bug in how the operating system handles APFS sparse disk images. [...]

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All Five Eyes Countries Formally Accuse Russia of Orchestrating NotPetya Attack

Security - Posted On:2018-02-18 05:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

All the countries part of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance — the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand— have made formal statements accusing the Russian Federation of orchestrating the NotPetya ransomware outbreak. [...]

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Hacker Group Makes $3 Million by Installing Monero Miners on Jenkins Servers

Security - Posted On:2018-02-17 17:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A hacker group has made over $3 million by breaking into Jenkins servers and installing malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency. [...]

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Google Discloses Microsoft Edge Security Feature Bypass

Security - Posted On:2018-02-17 14:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google has gone public with details about a Microsoft Edge vulnerability that attackers could abuse and bypass one of the browser's security features —Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG). [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - February 16th 2018 - NotPetya & Saturn

Security - Posted On:2018-02-16 20:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The biggest news this week is the UK formally attributing NotPetya to Russian attackers. Also if interest this week is the release of the Saturn Ransomware, which has a more organized feel compared to other ransomware distributions currently being distributed [...]

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Using the Chrome Task Manager to Find In-Browser Miners

Security - Posted On:2018-02-16 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The use of browsers to mine for digital currency is becoming a major problem. With more and more sites incorporating in-browser mining scripts such as CoinHive and web extensions injecting them into web pages,  people will continue to be affected by this attack. Thankfully, we can easily detect miners using the Chrome Task Manager. [...]

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New Saturn Ransomware Actively Infecting Victims

Security - Posted On:2018-02-16 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new ransomware was discovered this week by MalwareHunterTeam called Saturn. This ransomware will encrypt the files on a computer and then append the .saturn extension to the file's name. At this time it is not known how Saturn Ransomware is being distributed.  [...]

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Indian Text Character Crashes Many iOS and macOS Apps

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 13:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A character from the Indian Telugu language will crash multiple applications on iOS and macOS, an Italian blogger has discovered. [...]

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Windows Insider Build 17101 Brings Emoji Changes and Windows App Preview

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 10:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released Windows Insider build 17101 to insiders to continue testing RS4 as it nears release. For insiders who opted to skip ahead, Microsoft has also started push out RS5 build 17604 for testing. [...]

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Ubuntu Gets in the User Data Collection Business

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 10:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Canonical announced plans to roll out a user data and diagnostics collection system with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). This new system will collect data on the user's OS details, hardware setup, apps and OS settings. [...]

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ATM Skimmer Kingpin Escapes UK Police

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 09:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

In what many consider to be a monumental failure on the part of UK police, the ringleader of a notorious ATM skimming gang has escaped prosecutors and is believed to be hiding abroad, after being let out on bail. [...]

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Multi-Stage Word Attack Infects Users Without Using Macros

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 05:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Spam distributors are using a new technique to infect users with malware, and while this attack relies on having users open Word documents, it does not involve users having to allow the execution of macro scripts. [...]

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Group Makes $50 Million by Phishing Bitcoin Users Using Google AdWords

Security - Posted On:2018-02-15 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A Ukrainian cybercrime operation has made an estimated $50 million by using Google AdWords to lure users on Bitcoin phishing sites. [...]

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UK Formally Accuses Russian Military of NotPetya Ransomware Outbreak

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 19:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The UK has become the first major Western country to formally accuse the Russian military of orchestrating and launching the NotPetya ransomware outbreak. [...]

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Post-Meltdown Intel Tries to Save Face with $250,000 Bug Bounty Program

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 17:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Intel has launched a public bug bounty program with individual rewards going as far as $250,000, the company said today in a press release. [...]

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Forget Email. Web Sites Use Notifications to Spam Your Browser Instead

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new method of sending spam has been created that skips your email altogether and sends it directly to your browser. This new method is called web notification spam and I have started to see numerous sites being setup to utilize this new tactic. [...]

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Chrome's New Ad Blocker Settings [Images]

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Starting tomorrow, February 15, Google will begin to block certain types of online ads using a new built-in ad blocking technology it announced last June. [...]

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DoubleDoor Botnet Chains Exploits to Bypass Firewalls

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Crooks are building a botnet that for the first time is bundling two exploits together in an attempt to bypass enterprise firewalls and infect devices. [...]

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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Analytics Update to Aid Meltdown & Spectre Patching

Security - Posted On:2018-02-14 05:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

With yesterday's Patch Tuesday security fixes, Microsoft has also rolled out an update to the Windows Analytics service that will help businesses with the process of patching the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. [...]

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