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Spring Dragon – Updated Activity

In the beginning of 2017, Kaspersky Lab became aware of new activities by an APT actor we have been tracking for several years called Spring Dragon (also known as LotusBlossom).
Information about the new attacks arrived from a research partner in Taiwan and we decided to review the actorrsquo;s tools, techniques and activities.

Microsoft targets Fancy Bear’s domains in trademark lawsuit

"Redirectinghellip;Strontium domains will directly disrupt current Strontium infrastructure."

Google drops the boom on WoSign, StartCom certs for good

Citing “certificate misissuance,” Google to expire all certs from offenders by September.

A King’s Ransom It is Not

The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokersrdquo;.

These WannaCry and ExPetr ransomware events are the biggest in the sense that they spread the quickest and most effectively of known ransomware to date.

Not for the first time, Microsoft’s fonts have caught out forgers

If yoursquo;re going to pretend a document is from 2006, you should use Times New Roman.

Another day, another mass domain hijacking

Gandi admits logins stolen, 750 web addresses pointed to malware More than 750 domain names were hijacked through the internet's own systems, registrar Gandi has admitted.…

Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name...

Want to control over 270,000 websites? That'll be $96 and a handover cockup, please A blunder during a handover of the .io registry allowed a security researcher to potentially take control of more than 270,000 .io domains.…

Encrypt all the webpages: Let’s Encrypt to offer wildcard certificates for...

Upgrade will allow even more webpages to be protected by HTTPS.

Congressional panel puts plans for a US Space Corps in 2018...

"Space has not been given adequate priority by our friends in the Air Force," says congressman.

Classic Ether Wallet Compromised via Social Engineering

Developers of Classic Ether Wallet said an attacker managed to hijack the domain for the wallet via social engineering late Thursday evening.

HTTPS Certificate Revocation is broken, and it’s time for some new...

Certificate Transparency and OCSP Must-Staple can't get here fast enough.

Eclipse gets ready for Java 9 with Oxygen release train

The Eclipse Foundationrsquo;s annual release train, featuring simultaneous updates to dozens of projects, has just arrived, featuring preliminary Java 9 support. Called Oxygen, the release train covers 83 projects and includes 71 million lines of code.Here are the key updates in Oxygen:[ Keep track of whatrsquo;s changed in Java 9 in InfoWorldrsquo;s live changelog, “Whatrsquo;s new in Java 9.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Java 9 support remains in beta stage, because Java 9 itself will not be made available until Java Development Kit 9 ships on September 21. Oxygenrsquo;s Java 9 support includes the ability to add the Java Runtime Environment for Java 9 as the installed JRE as well as backing for the Java 9 execution environment.

Developers also can create Java and plug-in projects using Java 9 and compile modules that are part of a Java project. Eclipsersquo;s signature Java IDE has been enhanced as well, with improvements to the UI. Eclipse Linux Tools 6.0 updates Docker Tools with more security options.

This project provides a C/C++ IDE for Linux developers. Eclipse PDT (PHP Development Tools) 5.0 supports the 7.1 version of PHP, which offers nullable types and a void return type. The Eclipse Sirius 5.0 platform for building domain-specific modeling tools, with usability enhancements. Eclipse EGit 4.8.0, offering performance and usability for the Java implementation of Git code management integration for Eclipse. Focused on open source tools, Eclipse has offered annual release trains every June since 2006, letting developers coordinate upgrades or new releases of multiple projects. Last yearrsquo;s release train, Neon, offered tools for Docker and JavaScript. June 2018rsquo;s release is slated to be called Neon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here