How EternalBlue was ported to Windows 10, a Facebook phishing study, QakBot, and this week’s Apple security announcements are all discussed.
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QakBot, a worm-like, information-stealing strain of malware is back and locking users out of their Active Directory accounts.
An analysis of the Qakbot worm finds the malware is more prevalent than ever and outfitted with an arsenal of data theft tools. That’s bad news for unemployed workers in Massachusetts, where the Department of Labor network is still recovering from a rampant Qakbot infection.
An untold number of computers at the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and Department of Career Services were compromised in April, leading state officials to warn hundreds of thousands of people that their personal information may have been stolen as part of the attack. However, officials said they are unsure at this point whether any data was actual stolen, and if so, how much.
Hackers reportedly broke into and installed password-stealing programs on a number of servers belonging to insurance giant The Hartford, according to a ComputerWorld report.The 200-year-old, 28,000 employee strong company sent a letter of warning to some 300 employees, contractors and a small number of customers.
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