Microsoft has made a definitive link between MEDoc and initial distribution of the Petya ransomware. Kaspersky Lab, meanwhile, has identified a Ukrainian government website used in a watering hole attack.
Microsoft is warning customers of an “important” update to its Azure AD Connect service that could allow for an elevation of privilege attack against affected systems.
Google Project Zero’s Tavis Ormandy found another remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, the third since early May.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.
Researchers at CyberArk have developed a bypass for Windows PatchGuard that leverages Intel’s Processor Trace (Intel PT) technology to execute code at the kernel.
Check Point has toned down its initial estimates on the number of Fireball malware infections from 250 million machines and 20 percent of corporate networks to 40 million computers.
It’s bad enough to be caught by an SMS phishing scam – but when the bad guys expose your stolen account details to the world, that really rubs salt into the wound
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed…
Microsoft said Wednesday it would extend its Edge bug bounty program indefinitely.
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