Security Affairs newsletter Round 117 – News of the week

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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: Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer. Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US. Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines. Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.

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