Dozens of Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a child, were hit with Pegasus, commercially-produced spyware, as part of a campaign believed to be carried out by the nation’s government.
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Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Microsoft’s XP patches, Hidden Cobra, a Nigerian BEC campaign, MacRansom, and more.
A Kaspersky Lab report on Thursday said an especially potent Nigerian Business Email Compromise campaign has stolen sensitive data from over 500 companies in 50 countries.
Mozilla fixed 32 vulnerabilities, including a critical bug that could have resulted in a crash, with the release Tuesday of Firefox 54, the latest version of its flagship browser.
Adobe fixed 21 vulnerabilities across four products – Flash, Shockwave Player, Captivate, and Adobe Digital Editions – on Tuesday.
Patrick Wardle of Synack and the Objective-See blog talks to Mike Mimoso about the emergence of a ransomware service targeting MacOS machines. Wardle explains why he characterizes MacRansom as “lame” and whether this could kick off a wave of copycats vying for the Apple platform.
A new, free macOS-based ransomware as a service has surfaced on the darkweb. Researchers say once the malware encrypts users’ files, they’re “pretty much gone for good.”
How EternalBlue was ported to Windows 10, a Facebook phishing study, QakBot, and this week’s Apple security announcements are all discussed.
VMware fixed two critical vulnerabilities in its vSphere Data Protection solution this week that could have allowed an attacker to execute commands on the appliance, among other outcomes.
WiMAX routers manufactured by several companies, including Huawei and ZyXEL, are vulnerable to an authentication bypass and potential backdoors.