Today, Apple released the iOS 9.3.5 out-of-band security update, which fix vulnerabilities that allows attackers to remotely jailbreak an iPhone in order to to install spyware. First discovered by Citizen Lab and Lookout, these vulnerabilities are being used by attackers to install the Pegasus spyware on a target's iPhone.
A new ransomware called Fantom was discovered by AVG malware researcher Jakub Kroustek that is based on the open-source EDA2 ransomware project. The Fantom Ransomware uses an interesting feature of displaying a fake Windows Update screen that pretends Windows is installing a new critical update while its encrypting files.
For the first time ever, researchers have detected an Android botnet leveraging a Twitter command-and-control (C&C) account to manage communications across all enslaved devices.
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As part of the NoMoreRansom.org initiative, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch Police were able to seize the Command & Control server for the WildFire Locker ransomware. This allowed them to recover approximately 5,800 decryption keys that were used by McAfee and Kaspersky to create free decryptors for WildFire victims.
U.S. intelligence officials think hackers working for Russia perpetrated a series of alleged intrusions targeting reporters at The New York Times and other media outlets.
With both Pokemon and Mr. Robot based ransomware released this month, integrating pop culture into ransomware is a dominant theme this month. The new Globe Ransomware is no exception with malware developers basing their ransomware on the popular Purge movies.
According to a representative from LeakedSource.com, an alleged data dump of accounts from Unreal Engine and Epic games are being traded on the darkweb and underground communities.These data dumps consist of 530,590 leaked user accounts from the Unreal Engine forum and 277,944 leaked user accounts from the Epic Games forum.
Germany and France feel the makers of encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Signal should help fight Islamic State terrorists, and they're pushing for Europe-wide rules to make that happen.
A new ransomware called Alma Locker has been discovered by Proofpoint researcher Darien Huss that encrypts a victim's data and then demands a ransom of 1 bitcoin within five days.
A new deal is available for 96% off the Enterprise COBOL Programming Bundle. This 2 course bundle contains 14 hours of instruction on how to program in Cobol for the enterprise. As shown by recent reports, Cobol is still heavily used by both government and corporate organizations and are in high demand.
Security researchers have demonstrated a system by which they can use publicly available photographs of an individual to trick facial recognition technology and achieve successful authentication.