Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech the WannaCry hero, was arrested and charged with another unnamed individual with creating and distributing the Kronos banking malware.
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The WannaCry story has new life with the attacks having withdrawn the Bitcoin collected as ransom during the attacks, and with the detainment of killswitch researcher Marcus Hutchins in Nevada.
Pharmaceutical kingpin Merck reported that operational disruptions continue more than a month after the NotPetya wiper malware attacks.
At Black Hat last week, an add-on Windows driver and filesystem called ShieldFS was unveiled that detects ransomware and recovers files.
The authors behind the Android banking malware family Svpeng have added a keylogger to a recent strain, giving attackers yet another way to steal sensitive data.
Spyware called Adups found on millions of low-end phones is still collecting personal identifiable information of users despite public outcry.
This week at Black Hat, Mac malware expert Patrick Wardle will describe how he used a custom-built command and control server to analyze new spying capabilities in a variant of the FruitFly backdoor.
A shift in APT tactics is emerging as characterized by the destructive ExPetr attacks hidden in ransomware, and WannaCry, which also failed to turn a profit.
Criminals have made use of the leaked source code for the Nukebot banking Trojan, crafting modified versions of the malware to target banks in the U.S. and France.
Data collected from the freely available scanner called EternalBlues shows that tens of thousands of computers remain vulnerable to the SMBv1 vulnerability that spawned WannaCry and ExPetr.