A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:31 +0000

Adopting reliable attack methods and techniques borrowed from more evolved threat types, ransomware attained new levels of reach and damage in 2017. The following trends characterize the ransomware narrative in the past year: Three global outbreaks showed the force of ransomware in making real-world impact, affecting corporate networks and bringing down critical services like hospitals,

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BadRabbit ransomware strikes Eastern Europe

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:53:05 +0000

A new strain of malware by the authors of NotPetya called the BadRabbit ransomware is spreading through Eastern Europe, offering a fake Flash update to drop the infection.

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A week in security (July 24 – July 30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:21:14 +0000

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 24th of July to the 30th. We talked about ransomware, the Dark Web, smart toys, encryption, and other.

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Bye, bye Petya! Decryptor for old versions released.

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:17:38 +0000

This post shows you how to use the special decryptor for the petya family: Petya, Msicha, and Goldeneye. Not suitable for copycats of these.

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A week in security (July 10 – July 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:43:31 +0000

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 10th of July to the 16th. We go over our PowerShell, an overview of the Petya ransomware family, and more.

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Mit diesen Tricks verbreitete sich die neue Ransomware-Attacke

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:06:00 +0000

SophosLabs hat die in der neuesten Cyberattacke verwendeten Technologien untersucht und festgestellt, dass höchstwahrscheinlich eine neue Variante der Ransomware Petya, auch bekannt als GoldenEye oder PetrWrap, hinter dem massiven Ausbruch in Europa steckt. Allerdings unterscheidet sich der aktuelle Angriff durch eine gefährliche Ergänzung: Die neue Variante enthält zusätzlich den Exploit EternalBlue, um sich noch schneller [&#8230;]<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=40362&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/fUiAJ4nlGYs” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Report: Second quarter dominated by ransomware outbreaks

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:06:53 +0000

The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.

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