FormBook Malware Returns: New Variant Uses Steganography and In-Memory Loading of multiple stages to steal data

Credit to Author: Rumana Siddiqui| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:28:50 +0000

Quick Heal Security Lab has seen a sudden increase in dotnet samples which are using steganography. Initially, in…

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Spam Kingpin Peter Levashov Gets Time Served

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 21:30:00 +0000

A federal judge in Connecticut today handed down a sentence of time served to spam kingpin Peter “Severa” Levashov, a prolific purveyor of malicious and junk email, and the creator of malware strains that infected millions of Microsoft computers globally. Levashov has been in federal custody since his extradition to the United States and guilty plea in 2018, and was facing up to 12 more years in prison. Instead, he will go free under three years of supervised release and a possible fine.

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In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

Credit to Author: Susan Bradley| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 06:24:00 -0700

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about some business or consultant affected by ransomware. Often, the incident starts with a phishing attack or from a vulnerability introduced by delayed patching. Or it could be a consultant tool that should have been coded better. Regardless of how it began, if you attempt to recover from a backup (assuming you have a viable one on hand) or pay the ransom and attempt to unencrypt your data, recovery will take time.

That’s time companies often don’t have.

Last week, the US government set up the Stopransomware website to help businesses, schools, and other organizations deal with ransomware attacks. Included in the guidance are recommendations regarding backing up:

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A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

Credit to Author: Greg Lambert| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 05:46:00 -0700

This week’s Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft is a big one for the Windows ecosystem; it includes 117 patches that handle four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities. The good news: this month’s Microsoft Office and development platform (Visual Studio) patches are relatively straightforward and can be added with minimal risk to your standard patch release schedules, and there are no browser updates. Alas, we have a really serious printer issue (CVE-2021-34527) that was released out of bounds (OOB) and has been updated at least twice in the past few days. That means you need to pay immediate attention to the Windows updates and that you add all of the Windows desktop patches to your “Patch Now” schedule. 

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UPDATED: Patch now! Emergency fix for PrintNightmare released by Microsoft

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:17:31 +0000

Microsoft has issued out-of-band updates for the remote code execution PrintNightmare vulnerability.

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Patch now! Emergency fix for PrintNightmare released by Microsoft

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:17:31 +0000

Microsoft has issued out-of-band updates for the remote code execution PrintNightmare vulnerability.

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Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:27:45 +0000

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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Windows 10 to retire in four years (or 52 Patch Tuesdays, in sysadmin years)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:41:32 +0000

Microsoft plans to terminate support for Windows 10 Home and Pro on 14 October 2025, a decade after the original Windows 10 was brought to market.

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