The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) identified ransomware as one of 2016’s top threats, but a relatively small number of attacks were reported.
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Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.
Check Point has toned down its initial estimates on the number of Fireball malware infections from 250 million machines and 20 percent of corporate networks to 40 million computers.
Carmaker Honda announced Wednesday that it was forced to shut down production at one of its Japanese plants earlier this week after it was hit by the WannaCry ransomware.
Proofpoint has connected the University College London ransomware to Mole, spread by AdGholas malvertising campaigns and the Astrum Exploit Kit.
Google removed two apps, Magic Browser, and Noise Detector, that were vehicles for the Ztorg Trojan, Kaspersky Lab said.
The SMBv1 file-sharing protocol abused by the NSA’s EternalBlue exploit to spread WannaCry ransomware is being disabled in the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update, or Redstone 3.
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.
As reports of the NSA officially connecting WannaCry to North Korea surface, experts are saying developers failed to contain the ransomware before it was ready for deployment.
University officials said users likely kicked off a ransomware attack that infected a dozen personal and shared drives by visiting a compromised website.