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Electric utility hit by ransomware shuts down IT systems for a week

The third-largest electric and water utility in Michigan has shut down all its corporate IT systems while it attempts to clean up after a ransomware attack. 463 more words


How cybercrooks hit you where you live using country-specific attacks

Cybercrime today is a global threat, and it’s costing victims tens of millions of dollars each year – at minimum.

Just look at ransomware, which in the past few years has struck victims – from individual users and small businesses to larger organizations like… 909 more words


Lecture about Malware and Memory Analysis at UNASP-EC

Dear reader, what have you been doing? Yesterday I taught a lecture about Malware and Memory Analysis at UNASP-EC University. Few photos follow:

I keep my work trying to bring real, practical and interesting concepts for students at different universities who would never learn it. 54 more words


ImageMagick Has Security Issues

The Register is reporting some pretty bad ImageMagick security issues. “Whenever you upload a profile photo, a gallery of snaps, or a silly meme to a website, there’s an extremely high chance that the site is using ImageMagick, an open-source collection of image processing tools, to resize, crop and tweak the pictures. 45 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Researchers trace hackers' way in to Bangladesh Bank

IT News — Security researchers have uncovered new insights into how attackers were able to compromise the SWIFT software platform used by the Bangladesh central bank to steal US$81 million (A$107 million).  26 more words


Most spam comes from where??

According to the latest report from AppRiver, by far and away the biggest source of spam is USA.  Coming in next is India, Mexico and Vietnam.   69 more words


Viruses are getting smarter. Is there a cure?

A few years ago, if you were a good cyber-citizen (which basically means you kept your system and software patched and your antivirus updated), you could’ve rest assured that you were protected against 99 percent of malware and attacks. 974 more words