Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 17:32:04 +0000

As an early domain name investor, Mike O’Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com. Some he sold over the years, but for the past 26 years O’Connor refused to auction perhaps the most sensitive domain in his stable — corp.com. It is sensitive because years of testing shows whoever wields it would have access to an unending stream of passwords, email and other proprietary data belonging to hundreds of thousands of systems at major companies around the globe.

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HorseDeal Riding on The Curveball!

Credit to Author: Jayesh kulkarni| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 06:17:49 +0000

It’s surprising to see how quickly attackers make use of new vulnerabilities in malware campaigns. Microsoft recently patched a very interesting vulnerability in their monthly Patch Tuesday update for January 2020. It’s a spoofing vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll) validation mechanism for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates. An attacker could…

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First Node.js-based Ransomware : Nodera

Credit to Author: Ravi Gidwani| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:12:25 +0000

Recently while threat hunting, Quick Heal Security Labs came across an unusual Node.js framework based Nodera ransomware. The use of Node.js framework is not seen commonly across malware families. Latest development by threat actors reveal a nasty and one-of-its-kind ransomware being created; one that uses Node.js framework, which enables it to infect Windows…

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Windows 7 reaches End of Life (EOL) – Are you ready for the risks or would you rather upgrade your OS?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:37:49 +0000

14 Jan 2020 marked a huge day for Windows, as Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, the operating system that had been touching lives for nearly 11 years. Introduced almost a decade back, Windows 7 was designed basically to fix the failures that came with Windows Vista. The popularity of…

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Windows 7 reaches End of Life (EOL) – Are you ready for the risks or would you rather update your OS?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:37:49 +0000

14 Jan 2020 marked a huge day for Windows, as Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, the operating system that had been touching lives for nearly 11 years. Introduced almost a decade back, Windows 7 was designed basically to fix the failures that came with Windows Vista. The popularity of…

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Ransomware As A Tool – LockerGoga

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:18:00 +0000

Ransomware authors keep experimenting with the development of payload in various dimensions. In the timeline of ransomware implementations, we have seen its evolution from a simple screen locker to multi-component model for file encryption, from novice approach to a sophisticated one. The Ransomware as a Tool has evolved in wild…

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Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:16:11 +0000

For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “Robbinhood.” Media publications have cited sources saying the Robbinhood version that hit Baltimore city computers was powered by “Eternal Blue,” a hacking tool developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked online in 2017. But new analysis suggests that while Eternal Blue could have been used to spread the infection, the Robbinhood malware itself contains no traces of it.

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