Lots of small ransomware infections / screenlockers this week, but no major infections were discovered. Thankfully, security researchers were able to create a bunch of decryptors and make them available for victim's to recover their files. Of particular note was the San Francisco MTA getting hit hard by the HDDCryptor ransomware.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
Today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14977 for Mobile only to Insiders on the fast ring. The only new feature in this build is the ability for Windows Mobile users to read EPUB books in Microsoft Edge on their phone. This feature was already released to PC users in build 14971.
Multiple Windows computers at Carleton University have been infected with ransomware and caused downtime for many computer services. It is unknown what ransomware the computers are infected with, but a student has said that the ransomware devs demand 39 bitcoins to decrypt them all.
The Kangaroo ransomware is the latest ransomware from the developer behind the Apocalypse Ransomware, Fabiansomware, and Esmeralda. What makes this version stand out a bit more is the use of a legal notice as a ransom note that is displayed to all victims before they login to their computer.