We cover five hot topics in computer security: ransomware, botnets, surveillance, phishing and GDPR.
How Spora ransomware tries to fool antivirus
Spora ransomware is back and it’s trying to confuse antivirus products and email filters.
Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.
Few Victims Reporting Ransomware Attacks to FBI
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) identified ransomware as one of 2016’s top threats, but a relatively small number of attacks were reported.
Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware? [Security SOS Week]
Join us for the last webinar in our Security SOS Week – we take a look at ransomware… and all the other malware nasties that roam the net.
Honda Shut Down Plant Impacted by WannaCry
Carmaker Honda announced Wednesday that it was forced to shut down production at one of its Japanese plants earlier this week after it was hit by the WannaCry ransomware.
News in brief: WannaCry knocks out Honda plant; Skype hit by global outage; NSA shares tools on GitHub
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news
Say Goodbye to SMBv1 in Windows Fall Creators Update
The SMBv1 file-sharing protocol abused by the NSA’s EternalBlue exploit to spread WannaCry ransomware is being disabled in the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update, or Redstone 3.
University College London Ransomware Linked to AdGholas Malvertising Group
Proofpoint has connected the University College London ransomware to Mole, spread by AdGholas malvertising campaigns and the Astrum Exploit Kit.
SophosLabs analysis: why the surge in Word docs hiding ransomware?
The bad guys are using old tricks to hide very modern nasty surprises in Word documents. We take a look at how they’re doing that