Month: June 2017

New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt Ransomware
Device Security

New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt Ransomware

Microsoft is aiming to change the success rate of ransomware with a new security feature in Windows 10 that will define a set of folders that can only be accessed by approved apps. The feature is included in the latest interim build of Windows 10 and it comes at a time […]

Petya-Derived Ransomware Is Acting Like Shamoon
Device Security, Hacking

Petya-Derived Ransomware Is Acting Like Shamoon

UPDATE–Security researchers are continuing to delve into the details of the latest ransomware outbreak, and have found that the ExPetr ransomware has a number of interesting characteristics that separate it from other variants and raise questions about its purpose. The ExPetr or NotPetya ransomware shares some code and behavior with the […]

Petya-Like Ransomware Hits Companies Across Europe
Device Security, Hacking

Petya-Like Ransomware Hits Companies Across Europe

A fast-moving ransomware attack has hit a number of companies in several European countries and the United States, the second such widespread ransomware outbreak in as many months. The attack was originally thought to be a new variant of the Petya ransomware, but researchers have said that it appears to be […]

FCC Ringless Voicemail Petition Is Dead
Privacy

FCC Ringless Voicemail Petition Is Dead

A company seeking to exempt ringless voicemails from rules that govern the use of robocalls has withdrawn the petition it submitted to the FCC. A marketing firm called All About the Message filed the petition in March, asking the FCC to declare that ringless voicemails aren’t actually calls. The petition contends […]

Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million
Hacking, Identity

Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for $115 Million

Anthem Inc., the victim of one of the more extensive data breaches in U.S. history, has agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to consumers affected by the incident. The settlement is believed to be the largest ever to result from a data breach in the U.S. and would end […]

Flaws in MatrixSSL Leave IoT Devices Open to Attack
Device Security

Flaws in MatrixSSL Leave IoT Devices Open to Attack

Researchers have discovered several flaws in the MatrixSSL TLS stack used in IoT devices, two of which could let an attacker execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable device. MatrixSSL is a small TLS/SSL stack that’s designed for use in embedded systems and other constrained environments. The software can run in […]

FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme
Phone Fraud, Vishing

FCC Proposes Massive $120M Fine in Robocall Scheme

The FCC has proposed a $120 million fine for a Florida man who the commission alleges made nearly 100 million illegal robocalls in a three-month period, some of which hit a paging network used by hospitals, EMTs, and doctors, disrupting its service. The investigation into the robocall operation began last year […]

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Device Security, Hacking

WannaCry Still Causing Trouble a Month On

More than a month after the WannaCry ransomware began making its way through networks around the world, the worm still is causing serious trouble in some places. Honda this week had to shut down an auto assembly plant temporarily due to a WannaCry infection, and the ransomware also has hit […]