We had 3 new ransomware infections called BadBlock, Zcrypt, and ODCOC, updates for Zyklon and CryptXXX, and one TeslaCrypt news item this week, but for the most part there was nothing that interesting released.
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Yesterday, Microsoft released build 14352 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview to insiders on the fast ring. The highlights of this release are improvements to how Cortana can play music for you, settings timers with updated sticky notes, and a compass on the ruler.
Sometimes you read something and you can't quite believe it and then you read it again and get scared. This is what happened when I read through the United States Government Accountability Office's Report to Congressional Requesters about the need to update aging legacy systems.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware has been released that utilizes the Invisible Empire theme for its lock screen. The Invisible Empire is an art exhibit by Juha Arvid Helminen that attempts to show how uniforms can be used to hide yourself while you commit atrocities or criminal behavior. A perfect fit for a ransomware.