A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:03:33 +0000

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.



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The Shadow Brokers Have Made Almost $90,000 Selling Hacking Tools by Subscription, Researcher Says

Credit to Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai| Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

An anonymous researcher has been able to identify the email address of people who have subscribed to the monthly dump service by the mysterious hacking group.

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‘Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:18:43 +0000

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware appears to be spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by the recent and prolific WannaCry ransomware strain.

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WannaCry: how the attack happened

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 15:52:45 +0000

Delving deeper into WannaCry, Sophos CTO Joe Levy dissects the outbreak and gives his technical tips on what to do now.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=34403&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/qE9g5L3SHPg” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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