Today Apple released updates for macOS, iOS, Safari, tvOS, iCloud, and watchOS to fix a variety of security holes as well as to introduce new features. With these releases, Apple fixed 56 vulnerabilities, with many of these vulnerabilities being shared over multiple platforms.
The Sage 2.0 Ransomware, which is an updated variant of CryLocker, has been discovered being distributed by one of the same actors who is distributing Locky, Cerber, and Spora. Due to this there is a good chance of wider distribution of this ransomware. This guide provides information on Sage 2.0 and what to expect from it.
This week we continue to see more ransomware being released as well as changes in the distribution of the larger ransomware infections. For example, Locky has had a very low distribution lately since the holidays, but according to the Cisco Talos Group, it is starting to pick up again.
Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring. This build has a ton of new fixes as well as new features. By far the best addition is the ability for Windows to automatically delete unused temporary files and files in the Recycle Bin that are older than 30 days
A new Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS, called Satan has been discovered by security researcher Xylitol. This service allows any wannabe criminal to register an account and create their very own customized version of the Satan Ransomware.