Scarab ransomware: new variant changes tactics

Credit to Author: vhioureas| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:28:22 +0000

We’ve found that a variant of the Scarab ransomware, called Scarabey, is distributed via a different technique, with a different payload code, and a new target: Russia.

Scarabey, like most ransomware, is designed to demand a Bitcoin payment from its victims after encrypting files on their systems. However, instead of being distributed via Necurs malspam like the original Scarab, Scarabey was found targeting Russian users and being distributed via RDP/manual dropping on servers and systems.

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Why Google partnered with MobileIron – and what they plan to offer

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:18:00 -0800

Google Cloud and MobileIron have announced a partnership to provide a secure enterprise applications and services portal.

Why Google Cloud and MobileIron? Because Google wants to use its Orbitera commerce platform, which enables the buying and selling of software and services in the cloud – and it needs an OS- and hardware-agnostic distribution and security partner.

MobileIron will not only help Google distribute the apps through its enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, but its software can also provide analytics that show which apps and services are the most popular, and with whom.

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Perfect end to a perfect month: Yet another Win10 1709 cumulative update, KB 4058258

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:46:00 -0800

Microsoft told us three weeks ago that Win10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, was ready for enterprise deployment. Since then, we’ve seen the early January patch yanked because it tanked AMD machines. Then, after the first patch was reinstated, we got two more cumulative updates. In the past three weeks.

I guess that’s what Microsoft now means by “Current Branch for Business” and/or “Semi-Annual Channel.”

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Digital tech helps electric utilities improve customer sustainability—and their own

Credit to Author: Frederic Abbal| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:27:39 +0000

Electric utilities and other power networks are in a unique position when it comes to improving sustainability. That’s because they have the ability to not just control their own carbon… Read more »

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A Top Employer in Canada for the Second Year in a Row

Credit to Author: Bob Kedrosky| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:42:27 +0000

Trend Micro has been protecting governments, businesses and consumers from cyber-threats for more than 28 years. Right from the start, our founders were keen to emphasize the important role played by corporations in society as a whole. To that end, we’ve always been an active participant in charitable projects, and employees are always encouraged to…

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Sophos is a leader in the Endpoint Protection Platform Magic Quadrant

Credit to Author: Seth Geftic| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:53:09 +0000

We’re excited to announce that Sophos has been named a Leader in the Endpoint Protection Platform Magic Quadrant for 2018<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/NCfboqhWPoA” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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WhatsApp Scam Alert! Do not be fooled by this new scam

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:43 +0000

This is a quick advisory to warn our readers about a new WhatsApp scam that is afoot. In this scam, a fake message is getting circulated which informs a user that their WhatsApp subscription has expired and that they can buy a lifetime service just for 99p by clicking on…

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