Star Trek-Themed “Kirk” Ransomware Emerges

A newly discovered piece of ransomware featuring a Star Trek theme is targeting 625 different file types and demanding a ransom be paid in virtual currency Monero, security researchers have discovered.

A newly discovered piece of ransomware featuring a Star Trek theme is targeting 625 different file types and demanding a ransom be paid in virtual currency Monero, security researchers have discovered.

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Recent Fileless Attacks Linked to Single Framework, Researchers Say

A series “fileless attacks” previously attributed to two different threat attackers are now believed to have been carried out by the same actor, from a single attack framework, Israeli security firm Morphisec reveals.

A series “fileless attacks” previously attributed to two different threat attackers are now believed to have been carried out by the same actor, from a single attack framework, Israeli security firm Morphisec reveals.

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Ransomware-As-A-Service: The Next Great Cyber Threat?

Corporate IT teams have been under a great deal of pressure since a spate of massive data breaches exposed numerous weaknesses in the average security program. As teams worked overtime throughout 2016 to shore up the gaps, one type of malware flourished at an incredible pace.

Corporate IT teams have been under a great deal of pressure since a spate of massive data breaches exposed numerous weaknesses in the average security program. As teams worked overtime throughout 2016 to shore up the gaps, one type of malware flourished at an incredible pace.

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Cops Demand Google Data On Anyone Who Searched A Person’s Name… Across A Whole City

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reports financial results Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

A judge in Minnesota has signed off on a warrant allowing police to demand Google data on anyone who searched for the name of a fraud victim across a whole city, according to web engineer and public records researcher Tony Webster.

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reports financial results Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Is It Hypocritical To Charge Russia For Hacking Yahoo When The US Does The Same Thing?

US Department of Justice press conference yesterday announcing charges against four Russians, including two government officials, for the 2014 Yahoo breach. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The US Justice Department yesterday unveiled the blockbuster charges that Russian government officials stood accused of collaborating with Russian criminal hackers in the 2014 Yahoo breach.

US Department of Justice press conference yesterday announcing charges against four Russians, including two government officials, for the 2014 Yahoo breach. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Travel Agent Association Breach Highlights Supply Chain Threat

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) today informed users of a breach that may have affected up to 43,000 customers.

In a statement, CEO Mark Tanzer explained that he “recently became aware of unauthorized access to the web server supporting abta.com by an external infiltrator exploiting a vulnerability.

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) today informed users of a breach that may have affected up to 43,000 customers.

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Attackers Use New NSIS Installers to Hide Ransomware

Newly observed ransomware campaigns are leveraging installer files from the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) to hide malicious code, Microsoft says.

The NSIS installers were recently associated with various well-known ransomware families, including Cerber, Locky, Teerac (also known as Crypt0L0cker), Crowti (aka CryptoWall), Wadhrama, and Critroni (aka CTB-Locker).

Newly observed ransomware campaigns are leveraging installer files from the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) to hide malicious code, Microsoft says.

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UK holidaymakers’ data breach highlights need to be proactive

A data breach at the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) affecting around 43,000 holiday makers underlines the need for consumers and organisations holding data to be more proactive, according to experts.

A data breach at the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) affecting around 43,000 holiday makers underlines the need for consumers and organisations holding data to be more proactive, according to experts.

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US accuses Russian spies of directing Yahoo breach

FSB officers utilise hackers after US Red Notice

The FSB officers involved were named as Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, who worked with hackers Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov.

Belan had been publicly indicted in September 2012 and June 2013 and was named one of FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted criminals in November 2013.

FSB officers utilise hackers after US Red Notice

The FSB officers involved were named as Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, who worked with hackers Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov.

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U.S. Government Indicts Two Russian FSB Officers Over Yahoo Hack

U.S. Government Indicts Four Over 2014 Yahoo Hack, Including Two Russian FSB Officers

The US government today announced the indictment of four individuals charged with computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses in connection with the 2014 breach of Yahoo that involved the theft of information on at least 500 million user accounts.

U.S. Government Indicts Four Over 2014 Yahoo Hack, Including Two Russian FSB Officers

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