‘Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by the recent and prolific WannaCry ransomware strain. According ...

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 ...