Microsoft has made a definitive link between MEDoc and initial distribution of the Petya ransomware. Kaspersky Lab, meanwhile, has identified a Ukrainian government website used in a watering hole attack.
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Google Project Zero’s Tavis Ormandy found another remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, the third since early May.
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.
Researchers at CyberArk have developed a bypass for Windows PatchGuard that leverages Intel’s Processor Trace (Intel PT) technology to execute code at the kernel.
Microsoft said Wednesday it would extend its Edge bug bounty program indefinitely.
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.
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.
University officials said users likely kicked off a ransomware attack that infected a dozen personal and shared drives by visiting a compromised website.
Citing an elevated risk for destructive attacks, Microsoft today included patches for vulnerabilities in Windows XP among its Patch Tuesday updates.