Microsoft's May 2017 Patch Tuesday, released yesterday, included fixes for three zero-days, which according to ESET and FireEye, were used by cyber-espionage groups operating out of Russia.
Today we are going to take a quick look at a new ransomware called RSAUtil that was discovered by Emsisoft malware researcher xXToffeeXx. RSAUtil is distributed by the developer hacking into remote desktop services and uploading a package of files.
Earlier today, Microsoft officially released its monthly updates, something that sysadmins all over the world call Patch Tuesday.
After exploring plans of ditching the Thunderbird project in the lap of another organization, the Mozilla Foundation has decided to keep its infamous email client under its wing for a little longer, albeit in a new role, and not as a core project.
Today, Adobe has released two security advisories affecting two of its products, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Experience Manager Forms, the latter being an application part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud service for, a collection of integrated online marketing and Web analytics products.
In a statement released last night, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wanted to make sure everyone understood that it was a DDoS attack that prevented users from commenting on the proposal to knock down Net Neutrality, and not because of angry users flooding the site to complain about the FCC's decision.
A portal hidden on the Dark Web is responsible for the small deluge of PadCrypt ransomware versions that have been spotted almost on a monthly basis in the past year.
In an emergency out-of-band update released late last night, Microsoft fixed a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine discovered by two Google security experts over the weekend, and which the two described as "crazy bad" and "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory."
The author of the Rakos malware has built himself a nicely-sized botnet, according to a post today by Renato Marinho of Morphus Labs.
Despite being a highly decentralized peer-to-peer network, the Bitcoin ecosystem is vulnerable to one of the most basic and widespread Internet attacks today — BGP hijacks, which is the act of falsely advertising to nearby ISPs/routers that an IP is found on your network, or it can be reached faster through your servers.
In our first ransomware in brief article, we are taking a look at a new in-development ransomware called BitKangoroo that I discovered today. Yes, I know, skidz can't spell. This particular ransomware is developed by a real scumbag who intends to delete a victim's files if they do not pay fast enough.
Today's deal is for a course that provides over 9 hours of training to prepare you for the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. This bundle is normally priced at $299, but has been discounted 90% to $27.
On Satruday, Emsisoft's CTO and malware researcher Fabian Wosar released a decryptor for the Amnesia Ransomware. This ransomware was first spotted in early May and has had one other variant released. It was named Amnesia based on the extension appended to encrypted files by the first variant.
In one of the weirdest — but equally dangerous — bugs of all time, it appears that Edge will display one set of numbers on the screen, but will send another set of numbers to the printer, effectively replacing content on your documents.
Two Google security experts have found a severe remote code execution (RCE) bug in the Windows OS, which they've described as "crazy bad."
Four researchers from two universities in Germany have devised a method of turning an antivirus engine's malware scanning engine into an attack weapon.
The website of the HandBrake app has been compromised, and one of its download mirrors modified to host a version of the Proton RAT embedded in the app's Mac client.
A new Ransomware-as-a-Service has become available on the Dark Web, named FrozrLock, available for only $220, and advertised under the tagline of "great security tool that encrypts most of your files in several minutes."
Wow! What a brutal week. This week we have 37 ransomware stories, with 10 of them being on May 1st alone. Most of the new ransomware releases continue to be real crap, but together they add up to a wave of garbage that can do some serious harm.