NotPetya ransomware hits hospitals, while Shadow Brokers touts its July VIP service

NotPetya ransomware hits hospitals, while Shadow Brokers touts its July VIP service

U.S. hospitals were hit by the NotPetya ransomware—despite a vaccine already being available—while the Shadow Brokers touts its July dump of the month and its VIP service.

06/28/17

Microsoft plugs another critical hole in Windows Defender

Microsoft plugs another critical hole in Windows Defender

Microsoft patched a critical RCE vulnerability in its Malware Protection Engine that could have been exploited without any user interaction.

06/27/17

Ohio government websites defaced by pro-ISIS hackers

Ohio government websites defaced by pro-ISIS hackers

Team System DZ hackers defaced at least 12 government websites in three states, with Ohio suffering the most defacements on Sunday.

06/26/17

Even weak hackers can pull off a password reset MitM attack via account registration

Even weak hackers can pull off a password reset MitM attack via account registration

Even weak attackers can pull off a password reset man-in-the-middle attack by getting you to register at a new website.

06/25/17

Banks and Fed sites score as least trustworthy in OTA 2017 security and privacy audit

Banks and Fed sites score as least trustworthy in OTA 2017 security and privacy audit

60% of banks and US government sites analyzed for security and privacy received failing grades in one or more category during the Online Trust Alliance's 2017 audit.

06/21/17

198 million American voter records found unprotected on the internet

198 million American voter records found unprotected on the internet

Thanks to a third-party’s misconfigured server, the personal information of 198 million American voters – the largest known leak of voter records – was stored on a public server and could have been downloaded by anyone without needing...

06/20/17

Reckless abuse (again) of surveillance spyware that was sold to governments

Reckless abuse (again) of surveillance spyware that was sold to governments

Another case of NSO Group surveillance spyware Pegasus, which is sold to governments to secretly infect phones, being used recklessly to try to spy on reporters, a minor, and human rights defenders.

06/19/17

Hackers attacked 4 Florida school districts, allegedly hoped to hack voting systems

Hackers attacked 4 Florida school districts, allegedly hoped to hack voting systems

Hackers who targeted four Florida school districts also allegedly wanted to hack state voting systems.

06/18/17

DHS and FBI issue alert about North Korean 'Hidden Cobra' hackers

DHS and FBI issue alert about North Korean 'Hidden Cobra' hackers

DHS and FBI warn about North Korean 'Hidden Cobra' hackers, give details about the group’s DDoS botnet DeltaCharlie.

06/14/17

Crash Override: Malware that took down a power grid may have been a test run

Crash Override: Malware that took down a power grid may have been a test run

Meet Crash Override, aka Industroyer, malware designed to attack power grids and responsible for the partial power outage in Kiev.

06/13/17

South Korean web hosting company infected by Erebus ransomware

South Korean web hosting company infected by Erebus ransomware

An Erebus ransomware attack hit Nayana web hosting company and infected thousands of South Korean sites. The ransom demand is astronomically high.

06/12/17

Witcher 3 developers won't bow to extortion for stolen Cyberpunk 2077 files

Witcher 3 developers won't bow to extortion for stolen Cyberpunk 2077 files

Since CD Projekt Red refused to be blackmailed, the game developers warned that stolen files for Cyberpunk 2077 may be leaked online.

06/11/17

NSA's EthernalBlue exploit ported to Windows 10

NSA's EthernalBlue exploit ported to Windows 10

RiskSense researchers analyzed the EternalBlue exploit, tweaking it to create a smaller version of EternalBlue which can be ported to unpatched versions of Windows 10 to deliver nasty payloads without needing DoublePulsar.

06/07/17

Feds charge NSA contractor for leaking Top Secret report about Russia hacking election

Feds charge NSA contractor for leaking Top Secret report about Russia hacking election

A leaked NSA document revealed that Russia attempted to interfere with the US election more than we previously knew. The intelligence contractor who allegedly leaked the Top Secret document was charged barely an hour after the...

06/06/17

Hackers leak 8 unaired episodes of ABC's Steve Harvey’s Funderdome TV series

Hackers leak 8 unaired episodes of ABC's Steve Harvey’s Funderdome TV series

The Dark Overlord is back, leaking the first eight episodes of ABC's upcoming TV series Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.

06/05/17

Tell the FCC you don't want robo-voicemail, spammy direct-to-voicemail messages

Tell the FCC you don't want robo-voicemail, spammy direct-to-voicemail messages

The FCC is deciding if telemarketers can leave ringless voicemail which would not count as calls and would not have any consumer protections.

06/04/17

OneLogin hack exposed sensitive US customer data and ability to decrypt data

OneLogin hack exposed sensitive US customer data and ability to decrypt data

OneLogin warned that US customer data was potentially compromised,“including the ability to decrypt encrypted data.”

06/02/17

US defense contractor stored intelligence data on Amazon server without a password

US defense contractor stored intelligence data on Amazon server without a password

US defense contractor Booz Allen stored sensitive intelligence data on Amazon server without securing it with a password.

06/01/17

Crowdfunding campaign to buy stolen NSA hacking tools from Shadow Brokers

Crowdfunding campaign to buy stolen NSA hacking tools from Shadow Brokers

If you don't have the kind of money laying around to buy into the Shadow Brokers June dump of the month club, yet still want to analyze the exploits so any possible zero-days can be patched, will you participate in the crowdfunding...

05/31/17

Shadow Brokers reveal details about June monthly dump service: 100 Zcash (about $23k)

Shadow Brokers reveal details about June monthly dump service: 100 Zcash (about $23k)

The Shadow Broker's monthly dump service for June will cost subscribers 100 Zcash.

05/30/17

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