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Homebrew crypto SNAFU on electrical grid sees GE rush patches

Boffins turned up hard-coded password in ancient controllers General Electric is pushing patches for protection relay bugs that, if exploited, could open up transmission systems to a grid-scale attack.…

XPan, I am your father

While we have previously written on the now infamous XPan ransomware family, some of it’s variants are still affecting users primarily located in Brazil.

This sample is what could be considered as the “father” of other XPan ransomware variants.

A considerable amount of indicators within the source code depict the early origins of this sample.

Encryption: Usage grows again, but only at snail’s pace

Deployment pain and problems in finding data in the corporate maze get the blame for lack of interest in crypto from business.

The Long Slog To Getting Encryption Right

Encryption practices have improved dramatically over the last 10 years, but most organizations still don't have enterprise-wide crypto strategies.

Old Malware Tricks To Bypass Detection in the Age of Big...

Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a targeted attack actor’s activities in Japan and South Korea recently.

This attacker has been using the XXMM malware toolkit, which was named after an original project path revealed through a pdb string inside the… Read Full Article

Evil ISPs could disrupt Bitcoin’s blockchain

Boffins say BGP is a threat to the crypto-currency Attacks on Bitcoin just keep coming: ETH Zurich boffins have worked with Aviv Zohar of The Hebrew University in Israel to show off how to attack the crypto-currency via the Internet's routing infrastructure.…

Found in the wild: Vault7 hacking tools WikiLeaks says come from...

WikiLeaks dump identical to operation that has been hacking governments since 2011.

Microsoft .Net Framework gets updated for Windows 10

Microsoft has launched .Net Framework 4.7 this week, offering enhancements for Windows Forms, cryptography, and touch.Included in the Windows 10 Creators Update and supported in Visual Studio 2017, version 4.7 enhances functionality available with E...

Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh wireless network technology selected as communications platform for...

Rajant and Sharp to Exhibit at ISC West 2017’s Unmanned Security ExpoPHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2017 – Rajant announced today that Sharp Electronics Corporation (“SEC”) will use its Kinetic Mesh™ technology as the wireless communications infrastructure for the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (“A-UGV”).The mobility, reliability and scalability of Rajant’s network were key reasons for the company’s selection.
Its BreadCrumb® radios, InstaMesh® networking software, military-grade security and cryptography support the autonomous applications and network... Source: RealWire

A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware...

Users who have had their files encrypted by any version of the Bart ransomware program are in luck: Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has just released a free decryption tool.The Bart ransomware appeared back in June and stood out because it locked victi...

WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

It's settled then, he has spoken Sir Tim Berners-Lee has criticised plans to weaken encryption or extend surveillance in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.…

Lazarus Under The Hood

Today we'd like to share some of our findings, and add something new to what's currently common knowledge about Lazarus Group activities, and their connection to the much talked about February 2016 incident, when an unknown attacker attempted to steal up to $851M USD from Bangladesh Central Bank.