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Month: January 2018

GandCrab Ransomware Distributed by Exploit Kits, Appends GDCB Extension

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on GandCrab Ransomware: Bleepingcomputer.com reveal a post from Malwarebytes exposing a new ransomware, GandCrab, was released late last week and is currently being released through exploits. GandCrab has some interesting features not seen in ransomware, such as the first one to accept DASH currency and the first one to use Namecoin support .BIT tld.

File Your IRS Taxes Before Cyber Scammers Do It For You

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on IRS Taxes: A must-read story from krebsonsecurity.com notes that today, one day after January 29, officially the first day of the 2018 reporting season, is also known as the day cyber tax scammers began to demand a false tax rebate on behalf of the victims of identity theft which is

Intel alerted Chinese cloud giants ‘before US govt’ about CPU bugs

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Intel Alert: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from theregister.co.uk recaps the truth about Intel warned Chinese companies before they notified the U.S. government at US-CERT about its infamous Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities. According to The Wall Street Journal, big customers, including Lenovo and Alibaba.com, were

Ploutus.D Malware Variant Used in U.S.-based ATM Jackpotting Attacks

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary  on Ploutus.D Malware Variant I couldn’t believe this story from threatpost.com that visualizes how the modern Bank ATM robbery is unfolding. The U.S. Secret Service issued a warning to financial institutions on Friday stating that financial institutions “systematically” attack “credible information” on U.S. ATMs that use malware that can quickly drain cash. ATM

UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security and comply to GDR

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on GDPR: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from techcrunch.com highlights the truth about companies gears up to make themselves compliant on GDPR about upcoming data protection regulations in Europe. As businesses have filed compliance on the forthcoming data protection legislation on GDPR, businesses operating in member states will

2000 WordPress Sites Infected with a Keylogger to steal admin password and Coinhive to Mine Cryptocurrency

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on WordPress sites: Today I came across this story from thehackernews.com that highlights more than 2,000 WordPress sites were once again found infected with an encryption mining malware that not only stole the visitor’s computer resources to dig digital money but also recorded every visitor’s keystroke. Security researchers at Sucuri discovered

Embarrassed Microsoft rolled out another Spectre patch on top of the patch to disable mitigations for Spectre v2 attacks

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary Spectre Patch: A must-read story from securityaffairs.co describes embarrassing things we don’t talk about but last weekend, Microsoft introduced out-of-band updates to disable one of the Spectre attack patch mitigations as they could cause the system to become unstable. The situation is getting embarrassed! Just after the Meltdown and Spectre security updates

Russian bots retweeted Trump 470,000 times in election run-up

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from cnet.com discovers a surprising news that Russian accounts have shared almost 500,000 tweets with Donald Trump, compared with the election day. In a document released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday (PDF), Twitter disclosed that Russia’s zombies transmitted nearly 470,000