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Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Jul 14, 2017
Recently, there have been discussions around the topic that if our product is installed, ExPetr malware won’t write the special malicious code which encrypts the MFT to MBR. Some have even speculated that some kind of conspiracy might be ongoing. Others have pointed out it’s plain and simple nonsense. As usual, Vesselin Bontchev, a legend in IT security, who’s become famous for usually getting ...

They don’t make apps like they used to. DevOps has moved away from rows of specialists handling their own tiny segment of code, advancing to a more comprehensive Full Spectrum Engineer. Today’s developers need to have a breadth of skills that can take an idea from inception to production – with one person and no handoffs. What we’re seeing is the natural ebb and flow between the specialist and...

Enlarge / Trump Chicago was one of the hotels targeted. (credit: Don Sniegowski) If you stayed at one of 14 Trump hotel properties between July 2016 and March 2017, there’s a chance your credit card data and other personal information may have been pilfered. (We have posted the full list of new hacks here.) According to a Tuesday statement posted on the Trump Hotels website, a booking servic...

Enlarge (credit: kelly sweeney) On Wednesday, the Samba Team released new security updates to fix a vulnerability in "all versions of Samba from 4.0.0 onward using embedded Heimdal Kerberos," according to an announcement from the United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). The upgrade comes in response to an invasive piece of malware which virally spread ransomware known as "W...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Jul 12, 2017
One large group will slowly conquer another large group, reduce its numbers, and thus lessen its chance of further variation and improvement. <…> Small and broken groups and sub-groups will finally tend to disappear. Charles Darwin. ‘On the Origin of Species’ The golden age of Trojans and viruses has long gone. Malicious programs created by enthusiasts for research purposes and for fu...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Jul 12, 2017
Enlarge / Kaspersky Lab CEO and Chairman Eugene Kaspersky speaks at a conference in Russia on July 10, 2017. (credit: Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images) Shortly after Bloomberg Businessweek published an explosive story under the headline: "Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence," the security firm released a lengthy statement noting that the company does not have "in...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Jul 08, 2017
Enlarge / We are not Batman. But you get the idea. (credit: Tiffany Liu, MIT) I have a healthy level of paranoia given the territory I inhabit. When you write things about hackers and government agencies and all that, you simply have a higher level of skepticism and caution about what lands in your e-mail inbox or pops up in your Twitter direct messages. But my paranoia is also based on a ra...

(credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission) The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have issued a joint report providing details of malware attacks targeting employees of companies that operate nuclear power plants in the US, including the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, The New York Times reports. The attacks have been taking place since May, as detailed in the report issued by fe...