It was quite a slow week in the beginning with most of the news being for the most part about small ransomware variants. It finished with a bang, though, with the reappearance of Locky riding on a strong wave of SPAM emails. As you can imagine, there were quite a few articles about Locky today.
After almost an almost non-existent presence in 2017 and a few weeks off, Locky is back with a fresh wave of SPAM emails containing malicious docs. While it is not known what caused Locky's hiatus, if they plan on pushing the ransomware like they previously did, then we all need to pay close attention.
A program called SmartService is being distributed with Adware and PUP installations in order to prevent security software from being able to run and remove the installed adware.
Today Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 16179 for PC and Insider Preview Build 15205 for Mobile to insiders on the fast ring, Of particular note is the introduction of Hyper-V snapshots and Power Throttling to Build 16179.
Chrome 58 is being rolled out to Windows, Linux, and Mac users and should be available to everyone over the next few days. Along with 29 security updates, this new version also blocks domains that use Cyrillic letters that resemble Latin letters and adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Android.