‘Limited intrusion’ detected at Boeing, company says WannaCry articles are ‘overstated and inaccurate’

‘Limited intrusion’ detected at Boeing, company says WannaCry articles are ‘overstated and inaccurate’

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 29.03.2018

News that a WannaCry attack has allegedly hit a South Carolina facility owned by Boeing is now downplayed by the aerospace company on Twitter. According to their statement, “articles on a malware disruption are overstated and inaccurate,” and aircraft production and delivery were not affected. The information that Boeing was hit by ransomware on Wednesday [and#8230;] read more

Creator of cryptocurrency miner Coinhive reveals his identity

Creator of cryptocurrency miner Coinhive reveals his identity

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 27.03.2018

“Monetize your business with your usersand#8217; CPU power.” That’s the alluring promise to make a fortune overnight through crypto-mining, the practice of using computing power to generate cryptocurrency – digital money that can be converted back to hard cash at any crypto exchange. Crypto mining has become a gold rush of sorts in recent years. [and#8230;] read more

Annabelle Ransomware decryption tool

Annabelle Ransomware decryption tool

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 05.03.2018

Annabelle Ransomware is a family of file encrypting malware inspired from the horror movie franchise Annabelle. In addition to its file encryption capabilities, the Annabelle ransomware goes the extra mile and attempts to disable the firewall, deny the execution of an array of utilities, spread via connected USB drives and ultimately, overwrite the MBR with […] read more

Bitdefender, Europol, Romanian Police, DIICOT team up for GandCrab decryption tool

Bitdefender, Europol, Romanian Police, DIICOT team up for GandCrab decryption tool

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 28.02.2018

Ransomware has become one of the most profitable cybercrime verticals in recent years. Complex infection mechanisms and highly profitable affiliation schemes brought operators more than $1 billion in 2016. GandCrab, the latest family of ransomware, started to claim victims in late January, demanding exorbitant prices (ranging from $400 to $700,000) in exchange for the decryptor. Fortunately, the 50,000 users […] read more

GandCrab Ransomware decryption tool

GandCrab Ransomware decryption tool

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 28.02.2018

BEFORE YOU READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE: Please note that there is a second version of GandCrab in the wild now. If your encrypted files have the .CRAB extension, this tool will not bring your files back. A new family of ransomware dubbed GandCrab has been making its rounds since January this year. Spreading […] read more

Operation PZChao: a possible return of the Iron Tiger APT

Operation PZChao: a possible return of the Iron Tiger APT

by Ivona Alexandra CHILI, from Bitdefender Labs , on 01.02.2018

More than 30 years after the end of the Cold War, digital infrastructures worldwide have become strategic national fronts with the same importance as the geographical frontiers of air, land, sea and space. To ensure viability in this fifth domain, cyber-attacks are growing in complexity as threat actors divide payloads in multiple modules with highly […] read more

New Hide ‘N Seek IoT Botnet using custom-built Peer-to-Peer communication spotted in the wild

New Hide ‘N Seek IoT Botnet using custom-built Peer-to-Peer communication spotted in the wild

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 24.01.2018

Bitdefender researchers have uncovered an emerging botnet that uses advanced communication techniques to exploit victims and build its infrastructure. The bot, dubbed HNS, was intercepted by our IoT honeypot system following a credentials dictionary attack on the Telnet service. The bot was first spotted on Jan. 10 then faded away in the following days, only […] read more

Terdot: Zeus-based malware strikes back with a blast from the past

Terdot: Zeus-based malware strikes back with a blast from the past

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 16.11.2017

Malware authors are surely known for their ability to fly under the radar. But every once in a while, details about their operations surface on the web. This is the case of a handful of malware operations that managed to gain unwanted attention by having their source code leaked. Mirai, KINS, Carberp and Zeus are […] read more

Ethereum OS miners targeted by SSH-based hijacker

Ethereum OS miners targeted by SSH-based hijacker

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 01.11.2017

The increased popularity of emerging crypto-currencies such as Monero and Ethereum has put miners once again in the bad guys’ crosshairs. Illicit digital currency mining, either directly in the browser or via maliciously-delivered miners, is nothing new, but our honeypot systems have started flagging a different type of attack against Ethereum-mining farms. We detected the […] read more

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Strikes Ukraine, Likely related to GoldenEye

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Strikes Ukraine, Likely related to GoldenEye

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 24.10.2017

A new strain of ransomware that has emerged today has hit a number of high profile institutions in Russia and Ukraine, such as the Kiev metro system, the Odessa airport, as well as the Russian news agency Interfax. The new family of ransomware is dubbed Bad Rabbit and appears to target critical infrastructure and high […] read more

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