Malware attack took down 600 computers at Volusia County Public Library

Security Affairs

System supporting libraries in Volusia County were hit by a cyber attack, the incident took down 600 computers at Volusia County Public Library (VCPL) branches. ” As a result of the incident, the computers at the library were not able to surf the web.

CERT France – Pysa ransomware is targeting local governments

Security Affairs

CERT France is warning of a new wave of attacks using Pysa ransomware (Mespinoza) that is targeting local governments. CERT France cyber-security agency is warning about a new wave of ransomware attack that is targeting the networks of local government authorities.

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New JNEC.a Ransomware delivered through WinRAR exploit

Security Affairs

A new strain of ransomware tracked as JNEC.a The ransomware was involved in the attacks observed by the Qihoo 360 Threat Intelligence Center in the wild, threat actors used an archive named “vk_4221345.rar” that delivers JNEC. a ransomware , hacking ).

JSWorm: The 4th Version of the Infamous Ransomware

Security Affairs

Malware researchers at Yoroi -Cybaze ZLab have analyzed the fourth version of the infamous JSWorm Ransomware. The ransomware attacks have no end. During the encryption phase, the ransomware creates an HTML Application “JSWRM-DECRYPT.hta” in each folder it encounters.

New PyLocky Ransomware stands out for anti-machine learning capability

Security Affairs

Security experts from Trend Micro have spotted a new strain of ransomware involved in attacks in July and August, the malicious code was posing as the Locky ransomware. “In late July and throughout August, we observed waves of spam email delivering the PyLocky ransomware.

The Long Run of Shade Ransomware

Security Affairs

Since the beginning of the year, security firms observed a new intense ransomware campaign spreading the Shade ransomware. Between January and February, a new, intense, ransomware campaign has been observed by many security firms. Table 1: shade ransomware informations.

Cr1ptT0r Ransomware targets D-Link NAS Devices and embedded systems

Security Affairs

A new piece of ransomware called Cr1ptT0r infects embedded systems and network attached storage (NAS) devices exposed online. A new piece of ransomware called Cr1ptT0r was discovered by experts, it infects embedded systems and network attached storage (NAS) devices exposed online.

Victims of Pylocky ransomware can decrypt their files for free

Security Affairs

Victims of the PyLocky Ransomware can use a tool released by security researcher Mike Bautista at Cisco Talos group to decrypt their files for free. I have good and bad news for the victims of the PyLocky Ransomware. PyLocky Ransomware Decryption Tool Released — Unlock Files For Free.

Infecting Canon EOS DSLR camera with ransomware over the air

Security Affairs

Canon DSLR Camera Infected with Ransomware Over the Air. A researcher discovered 6 flaws in the image transfer protocol used in Canon EOS 80D DSLR cameras that allow him to infect the device with ransomware over the air.

LooCipher: The New Infernal Ransomware

Security Affairs

A new Ransomware appeared in the threat landscape, the malware began to threats the digital world. A new Ransomware began to threats the digital world. Unlike most ransomware, LooCipher uses a macro-weaponized document as dropper of the real threat. Ransomware excluded folders.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2019 – 2.2 billion records leaked

IT Governance

Two Puerto Rico hospitals report ransomware attacks (520,000). Alabama-based school says its systems have been wiped out, but won’t confirm whether ransomware is to blame (unknown). Ransomware. School District blames ransomware for power outage (unknown).

The BA breach: what do our ethical hackers think?

IT Governance

the same web server), but it’s also common practice to download them from a third-party library. British Airways has released no technical details on how attackers managed to get 380,000 people’s personal information – including payment card numbers – from their systems.

Q&A: Here’s why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps, more so than ever

The Last Watchdog

The adware applications were linked together by the use of third-party Android libraries, which bypass the background service restrictions present in newer Android versions. However, our analysts were able to detect it because apps using these libraries waste the user’s battery and make the device slower. In this instance, the libraries kept displaying more and more ads, which does violate the Google Play Store rules.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 243

Security Affairs

Clop Ransomware attempts to disable Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. Two malicious Python libraries were stealing SSH and GPG keys. CyrusOne, one of the major US data center provider, hit by ransomware attack. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived!

Will cryptocurrency mining soon saturate AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud?

The Last Watchdog

Related: Why cryptojacking is more insidious than ransomware. However, closer inspection reveals how cryptojacking morphed out of the ransomware plague of 2015 and 2016. Here are excerpts edited for clarity and length: LW: Is there a connection between cryptojacking and ransomware? But in 2013 we saw the first crypto-ransomware, called CryptoLocker , that started a transition to monetization through crypto ransomware.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2020 – 1.5 billion records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Travelex suspends services after ransomware attack (unknown). Bartlett Public Library District, IL, computers disabled by ransomware (unknown). Anchorage-based bty Dental notifies patients after ransomware attack (2,008).

Security Affairs newsletter Round 239

Security Affairs

Everis and Spains radio network Cadena SER hit by ransomware. Ransomware attack impacted government services in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. A flaw in the Libarchive library impacts major Linux distros. Brooklyn Hospital lost patient records after a ransomware infection.

Patch Tuesday, December 2019 Edition

Krebs on Security

Handy in that respect is CVE-2019-1468 , a similarly widespread critical issue in the Windows font library that could be exploited just by getting the user to visit a hacked or malicious Web site.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 222 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Backdoor mechanism found in Ruby strong_password library. Prototype Pollution flaw discovered in all versions of Lodash Library. A new NAS Ransomware targets QNAP Devices. Exclusive, experts at Yoroi-Cybaze ZLab released a free decryptor for Loocipher Ransomware.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2019 – 1.39 billion records leaked

IT Governance

Sunderland City Council launches investigation after library users’ personal data hacked (45). Ransomware. Connecticut school district thwarts ransomware attack (unknown). American Baptist Homes of the Midwest hit by ransomware (unknown). Kentucky library closes due to ransomware attack (unknown). City of Baltimore hit by second ransomware attack in a year (unknown). Illinois-based Augustana College reports ransomware attack (unknown).

Security Affairs newsletter Round 249

Security Affairs

A new piece of Snake Ransomware targets ICS processes. CVE-2020-7247 RCE flaw in OpenSMTPD library affects many BSD and Linux distros. US Govn contractor Electronic Warfare Associates infected with Ryuk ransomware. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived!

MY TAKE: How advanced automation of threat intel sharing has quickened incident response

The Last Watchdog

ThreatQuotient was in this vanguard and helped introduce the use of threat libraries — receptacles for intel coming in from different teams. Threat intelligence sharing is such a simple concept that holds so much promise for stopping threat actors in their tracks.

SHARED INTEL: How ‘memory attacks’ and ‘firmware spoilage’ circumvent perimeter defenses

The Last Watchdog

Related: Ransomware remains a scourge The former has been accused of placing hidden backdoors in the firmware of equipment distributed to smaller telecom companies all across the U.S. One rudimentary example is the kid who figures how to carry out a Dynamic Link Library, or DLL, hack of his favorite video game. You can swap out a DLL, just take out the library and stick in a new one,” Leichter says.

Cyber Defense Magazine – April 2019 has arrived. Enjoy it!

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Visit our online library by clicking here. . GARY BERMAN AND HIS TEAM BELIEVE THAT INFOSEC KNOWLEDGE IS POWERFUL – TAKE YOUR AVERAGE EMPLOYEE AND MAKE THEM A CYBER HERO – YOU WILL EMPOWERED THEM AGAINST THE LATEST SPEAR PHISHING ATTACKS AND RANSOMWARE, IN A FUN EDUCATIONAL WAY.

UK National Cyber Security Centre urge to drop Python 2

Security Affairs

“If you maintain a library that other developers depend on, you may be preventing them from updating to 3. The NCSC warns that delay in the migration could create the condition for incidents like WannaCry ransomware or the Equifax hack.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 211 – News of the week

Security Affairs

INPIVX hidden service, a new way to organize ransomware attacks. jQuery JavaScript library flaw opens the doors for attacks on hundreds of millions of websites. Stuart City is the new victim of the Ryuk Ransomware. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

Security Affairs newsletter Round 208 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Closure JavaScript Library introduced XSS issue in Google Search and potentially other services. Computer systems in the City of Albany hit in Ransomware Attack. FIN6 group starts using LockerGoga and Ryuk Ransomware. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

Security Affairs newsletter Round 218 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Google expert disclosed details of an unpatched flaw in SymCrypt library. Ransomware paralyzed production for at least a week at ASCO factories. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Kindle Edition. Paper Copy.

MY TAKE: Memory hacking arises as a go-to tactic to carry out deep, persistent incursions

The Last Watchdog

For instance, major vulnerability was discovered lurking in the GNU C Library, or GLIBC, an open source component that runs deep inside of Linux operating systems used widely in enterprise settings. Memory attackers seek to corrupt memory in many ways, such as inserting benign-looking user inputs, changing runtime libraries (DLLs) during runtime, or using return oriented programming (ROP) gadgets to run arbitrary operations on a machine.”.

MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

In March 2018, the city of Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that shut down its computer network. If they can do that by stealing personally identifiable information or any of the other valuable things from a government institution, whether it’s a library or a court system, they’ll do just that.”. City agencies were unable to collect payment. Police departments had to handwrite reports. Years of data disappeared. Related: Political propaganda escalates in U.S.

Hidden Cobra APT used the new ATM cash-out scheme FASTCash to hit banks worldwide

Security Affairs

The group is considered responsible for the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, a string of SWIFT attacks in 2016, and the Sony Pictures hack. “HIDDEN COBRA actors most likely deployed ISO 8583 libraries on the targeted switch application servers.

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 228

Security Affairs

At least 23 Texas local governments targeted by coordinated ransomware attacks. A backdoor mechanism found in tens of Ruby libraries. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs.

Taking down Gooligan: part 2 — inner workings

Elie

by the fake ransomware NoPetya. If you are interested in ransomware actors, check. Play store app manipulation The final step of the infection is the injection of a shared library into the Play store app.

Writing Your First Bootloader for Better Analyses

Security Affairs

Attackers could use this neat technique to infect and to mess-up your disk and eventually asking for a ransom before restoring original disk-configurations ( Petya was just one of the most infamous boot-ransomware).

Security Affairs newsletter Round 188 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Kraken ransomware 2.0 Apache Struts users have to update FileUpload library to fix years-old flaws. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs.

Taking down Gooligan: part 2 — inner workings

Elie

by the fake ransomware NoPetya. If you are interested in ransomware actors, check. Play store app manipulation The final step of the infection is the injection of a shared library into the Play store app.

The analysis of the code reuse revealed many links between North Korea malware

Security Affairs

In defining similarities, we take into account only unique code connections, and disregard common code or libraries. For example, the “Common SMB module” that was part of the WannaCry Ransomware (2017) was similar to the code used the malware Mydoom (2009), Joanap , and DeltaAlfa.

Weekly podcast: Browsealoud cryptojacking, Bee Token phishing and Olympic attacks

IT Governance

All of this brings us to this week, when it emerged that thousands of government and public bodies’ websites were unwittingly running cryptomining software after a third-party plug-in’s JavaScript library was compromised.

Recap of NAGARA Winter Regional Forum 2018

The Texas Record

Louis Scharringhausen, a forensic specialist, taught attendees about ransomware and cyber blackmail, emphasizing the importance of how to recognize vulnerabilities within your organization so that you can develop counter measures to mitigate the risk of an attack.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2018 – 145,942,680 records leaked

IT Governance

Cyber attack & ransomware. Hacker hits Winnipeg mattress store with ransomware. Impatient former Hong Kong library worker arrested after stealing customers’ personal data to borrow books faster.