Tag: trojan

A visualization of infections linked to the WannaCry ransomware. (Image courtesy of MalwareTech.com)

Updated: Fatal Flaw Slows WannaCry Ransomware Spread, but Threats Remain

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.

New Shodan Module hunts RATs

New Shodan Module hunts RATs

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. 

The Necurs botnet has been updated to support denial of service attacks, Anubis Networks reports,

Locked and Loaded: Huge Botnet Updated for DDoS

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. 

Two U.S. Senators are requesting information about the government's experience with ransomware - asking whether Uncle Sam has paid ransoms to get data back.

Updated: Vulnerability on 3m Systems Could Spread Ransomware To Schools

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

A report from Ponemon estimates the annual cost of phishing at more than $300,000.

Targeted Attacks Follow Tibetans To The Cloud

In-brief: A report by The Munk Center finds attackers believed to be affiliated with China are shifting tactics as Tibetans and the Tibetan Government in Exile rely more on the cloud to communicate.