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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Flash’s Final Countdown Has Begun

The impending demise of Adobe Flash will create legacy challenges similar to Windows XP as companies begin to wean themselves off the vulnerable code base.

Maersk Shipping Reports $300M Loss Stemming from NotPetya Attack

A.P. Moller -Maersk said June's NotPetya wiper malware attacks would cost the world's largest shipping container company $300M USD in lost revenue.

Google Removes Chrome Extension Used in Banking Fraud

Google has removed the Interface Online Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store.

The plugin was used by criminals in Brazil to target corporate users with the aim of stealing banking credentials.

Seven More Chrome Extensions Compromised

The list of compromised Chrome extensions that hijack traffic and substitute advertisements on victimsrsquo; browsers grows.

Attackers Backdoor Another Software Update Mechanism

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said today that the update mechanism for Korean server management software provider NetSarang was compromised and serving a backdoor called ShadowPad.

Spam Domains Imitating Popular Banks Spreading Trickbot Banking Trojan

Researchers at My Online Security and the SANS Internet Storm Center have analyzed spam campaigns utilizing plausible imitations of legitimate banking domains to spread the Trickbot banking malware.

Blizzard Entertainment Hit With Weekend DDoS Attack

Blizzard Entertainment was hit with a crippling DDoS attack over the weekend that followed similar attacks last week that knocked gamers offline.

Windows Search Bug Worth Watching, and Squashing

Patches are availablemdash;and should be appliedmdash;that address a critical vulnerability in Windows Search that some are calling the next WannaCry. Others aren't so ready to do that.

Smart Locks Bricked by Bad Update

LockState's CEO says he is “deeply sorry” about an erroneous wireless update that bricked hundreds of smart locks.

Researchers Find Phishing Site Encrypted with AES

A phishing site seeking Apple credentials and victim payment card information is encrypted with AES, researchers at Ring 0 Labs said.

APT28 Using EternalBlue to Attack Hotels in Europe, Middle East

Researchers believe attacks against wi-fi systems in hotels across Europe and the Middle East track back to Russian-speaking hackers known as APT28.

Many Factors Conspire in ICS/SCADA Attacks

A report on the state of SCADA and ICS security points out that critical infrastructure operators are caught between hackers and a lack of vendor and executive support.