Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A security researcher has identified a new strain of malware that also spreads itself by exploiting flaws in Windows SMB file sharing protocol, but unlike the WannaCry Ransomware that uses only two leaked NSA hacking tools, it exploits all the seven. Last week, we warned you about multiple hacking groups exploiting ...

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

Friday, May 19th, 2017

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals. Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a ...

Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware Using NSA Exploit Leaked by Shadow Brokers Is on a Rampage

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Ransomware scum are using an SMB exploit leaked by the Shadow Brokers last month to fuel a massive ransomware outbreak that exploded online today, making victims all over the world in huge numbers. The ransomware's name is WCry, but is also referenced online under various names, such as WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, ...

Most of the Shadow Brokers exploits are already patched

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

This is getting a ton of press lately, but here is Microsoft's response to the latest leaks: Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers. Understandingly, customers have expressed concerns around the risk this disclosure potentially creates. Our engineers have investigated the disclosed exploits, and ...

Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0day

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

There's a new zeroday attack in the wild that's surreptitiously installing malware on fully-patched computers. It does so by exploiting a vulnerability in most or all versions of Microsoft Word. The attack starts with an e-mail that attaches a malicious Word document, according to a blog post published Saturday by researchers ...