It was a very slow week when it comes to ransomware, which is a great thing. Hopefully it will stay that way.The biggest news this week is the POC ransomware targeting ICS/SCADA that was demonstrated at RSA this week and the live streaming by Fabian Wosar of him reversing and cracking a a new ransomware called Hermes.
Today Fabian Wosar decided to live stream his analysis of the new Hermes Ransomware. It was a pleasure surprise when it was discovered that the ransomware could be decrypted and Fabian quickly demonstrated how to generate a key and create a decryptor. This article contains further technical analysis of the Hermes ransomware.
Adobe has released updates for Adobe Flash Player, Digital Editions, & Campaign that fix a total of 24 security vulnerabilities, with half of them being in Adobe Flash Player. As many of these vulnerabilities are rated as Critical, it is strongly advised that anyone using these products immediately update them to the latest version.
If you are InfoSec professional who commonly deals with intrusion detection and response or malware analysis, a new site called PacketTotal may make your life easier. PacketTotal allows you to upload a PCAP, or packet capture, file and have it automatically analyzed and parsed against BRO IDS and Suricata signatures.,
It is another week and more ransomware to alert everyone about. The biggest news this week is the release of Serpent Ransomware, which is a new version of the Wildfire Ransomware and the continuing rise of Spora as a major player in the ransomware threat landscape.