An Alaska judge sentenced a 59-year-old woman, a former director at Peninsula Airlines (PenAir), for hacking her former employer and wreaking havoc for two days inside the company's flight reservations system.
Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. This new tool is currently under testing in Australia, and the company says it plans to expand it to other countries if everything goes well.
A new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware was discovered that appends the email addresses email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org along with the .Wallet extension. This makes it the third ransomware using .wallet, with the first being Dharma and then Sanctions. Unfortunately, the reuse of an extension is only going to confuse victims.
A new ransomware called Mole was found by security researcher Brad Duncan while he was analyzing a new SPAM campaign. After examining this sample, I feel that this is probably another variant of the CryptoMix family as it has many similarities to the Revenge and CryptoShield variants.
Lots of news this week when it comes to ransomware. We have a Star Trek themed ransomware, new decryptors, lots of new crap ransomware, people modifying Petya for their own ends, and a new CryptoMix variant called Revenge. If your interested in ransomware, this week has a lot of news.
A new CryptoMix variant called Revenge has been discovered by Broad Analysis that is being distributed via the RIG exploit kit. This variant contains many similarities to its predecessor CryptoShield, which is another CryptoMix variant, but includes some minor changes that are described below.