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.
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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.
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.