A new ransomware called CryptoRoger has been discovered today by MalwareBytes security researcher S!Ri. This ransomware will encrypt a victim's files using AES encryption and then appends the .crptrgr extension to encrypted filenames.
A new variant of the Apocalypse Ransomware was released that utilizes the VMProtect software protection product. Fabian Wosar, of Emsisoft, was able to able to get the past the VMProtect protection and create a new decryptor for this variant.
A new deal is available for 96% off the The Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle. This bundle contains 118 hours of training across 7 courses that teaches you how to become a Linux pro. Normally priced at $2,100, this course has been discounted 96% to $69.00.
This week started slow, but finished with a lot of ransomware infections released towards the end of the week. This week we have 6 new Ransomware infections, 1 new Jigsaw variant, 1 screen locker, and an update to the CryptXXX infection.
A new EDA2 ransomware was discovered called Ded Cryptor. This ransomware has been around for quite a while and targets both Russian and English speaking victims. When installed, the victims desktop will be changed to show an evil looking Santa having a good time while it encrypts your files.
Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14366 and Mobile Build 14364 to insiders on the fast ring. Since Microsoft is pushing to release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer, they will no longer be focusing on adding new features to the operating system, but instead focus on resolving bugs..
Today we have a free Linux All-in-One for Dummies eBook and free System Administration & Security - Salary & Skills Report kit. These eBooks and reports can provide information about the current System Administration and Security job landscape and provide information and training in Linux.
June's Microsoft Patch Tuesday is here and there are 16 security updates for Microsoft products that resolve 44 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Everyone should immediately install these updates to protect their computer.
Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today that Microsoft will be purchasing LinkedIn in all-cash deal for 26.2 billion dollars. This deal values shares of LinkedIn stock at $196, which caused today's share price to jump 46%.
A new ransomware called Apocalypse was released that encrypts your data and then appends the .encrypted extension to them. It then requires you to email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get instructions on how to pay the ransom. For those who have been affected, Fabian Wosar of Emisoft has released a free decryptor.
For those looking to protect their Android devices from the rapid rise of malware targeting this platform, we have a new deal for 66% off a 2-Year Subscription to ESET Mobile Security for Android. Normally priced at $30 USD, this bundle has been discounted 66% to $9 95 USD.
Lots of ransomware news this week with 3 new infections, 7 new Jigsaw ransomware variants, 3 new decryptors, a new variant to Nemucod, and an interesting article about the Crysis ransomware. I would like to thank everyone who monitors and analyzes new ransomware infections in Twitter and through other sources.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 has been released to fast ring and it comes with some nice features and bug fixed. Some of the main improvements include a LastPass extension for Microsoft Edge, native Docker implementation on Windows 10 with Hyper-V containers, Windows Ink improvements, new icons, and Settings improvements.
Netflix has started to send out password reset notifications for those subscribers who have matching account information in recent publicly posted hacked databases. If you receive one of these emails, then your account was compromised at one of the leaked sites, and you should change it immediately.
A new deal is available for 59% off a lifetime subscription to the Hotspot Shield Elite VPN service. This service allows you to use the Internet through a VPN that protects your personal identity and browsing habits. Normally priced at $100.00, this service has been discounted 59% to $39.99 for a lifetime subscription.
It's been a rough week for TeamViewer as many hacked TeamViewer users think they are hiding a compromise in their service. TeamViewer still denies being compromised, but does offer an apology for how they worded some of their press releases. This article also takes a look into the attack methods being reported.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware was discovered today that appends to the .payms extension to encrypted files. This variant's ransom note is in both English and Spanish and demand $150 USD in order to get your files back. Thankfully, the Jigsaw decryptor was updated to handle this variant.
CryptXXX, or now UltraCrypter, have had a buggy history since they launched. In the latest of a long list of issues, victims are reporting that they are not receiving the decryptor after making a ransom payment. Possibly to resolve these types of issues, the developers have launched a Helpdesk system on their payment site.
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