In-brief: A British researcher who became a hero after he stopped the WannaCry ransomware from spreading globally has been apprehended in Nevada and charged with distributing the Kronos banking trojan in the U.S. between July 2014 and July 2015.
In-brief: A fatal flaw in its design slowed the spread of WannaCry, a virulent ransomware program that has infected more than 100,000 organizations and individuals globally.
In-brief: a new service built into Internet of Things search engine Shodan promises to find the computers that control remote access trojans (RATs) – a common form of information stealing malware.
In-brief: Researchers at Anubis Networks claim that Necurs, one of the world’s largest botnets, has added a feature for launching denial of service attacks.
In-brief: Researchers at Cisco Systems said that they had identified more than 3 million “at risk” application servers running a vulnerable component that has been linked to ransomware infections. More than 1,600 of those systems have already been compromised, including many school libraries. Updated to add comment from Follett Corp. PFR 4/18/2016