A new, extremely evasive botnet has been discovered that takes unique leverage of command and control servers and can completely take over an enterprise device to execute any type of code it wishes, from ransomware to trojans to data extraction, according to researchers at endpoint and mobile security firm Deep Instinct.
Newly discovered malicious software dubbed VPNFilter has infected hundreds of thousands of routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices globally and could be used to steal sensitive data or wipe out (“brick”) the devices, the company said.
Florida-based mobile device maker BLU has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it allowed a Chinese partner to collect detailed personal customer information from some of its devices without authorization or consent.
Podcast Episode 91: Fighting Fake News with or without Facebook and whats with all the Cryptojacking?
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:05 — 27.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#91): with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he will testify before Congress, we ask Harvard’s Matthew Baum about what Congressmen and women should ask him and how to best fight fake news. Also: Adam Kujawa of Malwarebytes updates us on that company’s latest quarterly threat report and helps us answer the question “what’s with all the cryptomining”?
Podcast Episode 90: WannaCry zombie haunts Boeing, UL tests for cyber security and Harvard war games election hacking
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:33 — 55.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast, Episode #90: has the WannaCry ransomware returned from the dead? We talk with an expert from Juniper Networks about what might be behind the outbreak at Boeing. Also: Underwriters Lab and Johnson Controls join us on the podcast to talk about a recent milestone: UL’s award of the first ever Level 3 certificate for cyber security. And we speak with one of the organizers of one of an election security table top exercise last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School.