Security Affairs newsletter Round 117 – News of the week

Pierluigi Paganini July 02, 2017

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

The best news of the week with Security Affairs.

·      SamSam ransomware attacks increase and crooks demand higher ransom
·      Security Affairs newsletter Round 116 – News of the week
·      UK Parliament shut down external access to email accounts after cyberattack
·      Company fired an employee, he shut down water utility providers networks in 5 cities
·      Google Hacker found a new way to bypass Microsoft Windows Defender
·      Pro-ISIS group defaced US Government websites in 3 states
·      Reading the 2016 Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) report
·      A new massive attack allegedly based on Petwrap #ransomware hits organizations in several states
·      A new massive attack allegedly based on Petwrap ransomware hits organizations in several states
·      Anthem agreed to pay $115m to settle a class-action suit brought on by the 2015 data breach
·      Human error is the root cause of password reset email sent to AA customers
·      Russian Gov is threatening to ban Telegram because it refused to comply data protection laws
·      Experts found a critical remote buffer overflow vulnerability in Skype
·      Petwrap Ransomware massive attack – 24 hours later
·      Shifr RaaS lets create a simple ransomware with just 3 steps
·      The Dark Art of Encryption
·      Wikileaks – The Elsa malware allows CIA to locate users via WiFi-enabled devices
·      A critical flaw allows hacking Linux machines with just a malicious DNS Response
·      Notpetya – The Petya variant used in the massive attack is a wiper disguised by a ransomware
·      Shadow Brokers sent out first round of exploits and threaten to dox former NSA hacker
· accidental data leak. Users details left publicly accessible on a third-party site
·      8tracks data leak exposed 18 million user accounts
·      Cisco IOS Software is affected by RCE flaws that could allow full hack of the devices
·      Microsoft issued Security fix for important flaw in Azure Active Directory Connect
·      NotPetya – Ukraine secret service announces a joint investigation with Europol, FBI, and NCA
·      Researcher released Eternal Blues, a free EternalBlue vulnerability scanner
·      SQL Injection flaw in WordPress Plugin WP Statistics potentially exposed 300,000+ Sites
·      Wikileaks – CIA developed OutlawCountry Malware to hack Linux systems

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Pierluigi Paganini

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