A new ransomware sample called PowerWare uses Windows PowerShell to download a malicious script and avoid storing files on the compromised machine.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the week in news, including how the FBI vacated Tuesday’s Apple hearing, a crypto iMessage bug that was patched, and the latest hospital to be hit by the ransomware Locky. The two also preview Badlock and what implications this week’s announcement may have for Microsoft and the rest of the industry.
Google pushed out the latest version of Chrome Thursday afternoon, fixing five issues, four of them critical.
A researcher from SentinelOne disclosed details of a vulnerability that was patched by Apple this week only in El Capitan that if exploited bypasses SIP.
The U.S. indicted seven hackers affiliated with the Iranian government on Thursday for a series of DDoS attacks on U.S. banks and attempting to hack a New York dam.
Microsoft has implemented a new feature in Office designed to curb malware and ransomware by blocking macros in enterprise environments.
Oracle yesterday released an emergency patch for a Java vulnerability that was improperly patched in 2013.
Apple patched an OS X vulnerability in a kernel driver that could give attackers root-level privileges on a Mac computer, researchers at Cisco Talos said.
The ransomware Locky took another victim this week: Henderson, Kentucky’s Methodist Hospital.
Threatpost Editor in Chief Mike Mimoso talks to crypto pioneer and security expert Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems about the early days of the RSA Conference, the integration of privacy and security, and the current FBI-Apple debate over encryption and surveillance.