Jackson County pays ransomware operators $400k to regain access to computers

Jackson County pays ransomware operators $400k to regain access to computers

Officials in Jackson County, a rural area in the southeastern US state of Georgia, were forced over the weekend to pay hackers almost half a million dollars after a ransomware attack brought ...
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North Korean Lazarus Group Starts Targeting Russian Organizations

In an unusual move, the Lazarus hacking group associated with the North Korean government has recently started targeting organizations from Russia. The group’s primary targets until now have been organizations from countries ...
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Windows VCF Zero-Day Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution

Windows VCF Zero-Day Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution

A new unpatched vulnerability in Windows has been disclosed along with proof-of-concept exploit code. It could allow hackers to more easily install malware on computers, but it requires user interaction. The vulnerability ...
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Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

Cloud hosting provider Dataresolution.net is struggling to bring its systems back online after suffering a ransomware infestation on Christmas Eve, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The company says its systems were hit by the ...
Microsoft Patches Another Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability

Microsoft Patches Another Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerability

Microsoft released security updates for its products Dec. 11, fixing 38 vulnerabilities including a privilege escalation flaw in the Windows kernel that has been exploited by cyberespionage groups since October. The zero-day ...
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APT28 Pulls Out New Malware Cannon

APT28 Pulls Out New Malware Cannon

The notorious Russian cyberespionage group known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Sofacy is targeting government organizations using a new Trojan program called Cannon. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks detected new spear-phishing campaigns ...
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British Airways Suffers Customer Payment Card Breach

British Airways Suffers Customer Payment Card Breach

Hackers managed to breach and access the personal and financial details of British Airways customers who booked flights through the company’s website and mobile app in the past three weeks. Data from ...
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Hackers Exploit Override Bug

Hackers Exploit Right-to-Left Override Bug in Telegram to Distribute Malware

Hackers have exploited a bug in how Telegram’s Windows messaging client displays file names that contain a right-to-left override (RLO) character, to infect users with malware. The RLO character, represented by “U+202E” ...
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U.S. Officially Accuses North Korea for WannaCry Attack

U.S. Officially Accuses North Korea for WannaCry Attack

The U.S. government says it has evidence that North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that infected around 300,000 computers around the world in May, disrupting operations across thousands of ...
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