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KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017

In early 2017, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s researchers have discovered an emerging and dangerous trend: more and more cybercriminals are turning their attention from attacks against private users to targeted ransomware attacks against businesses.

OpenVPN Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

OpenVPN patched four vulnerabilities privately disclosed by Dutch researcher Guido Vranken, including a critical issue that could lead to remote code execution.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.
In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRYrdquo; added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCryrdquo;, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows.

ASPIDER-NGI and SURFnet eSIM solutions for enterprise security and identity

The Netherlands, May 10, 2017: ASPIDER-NGI, provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, and SURFnet, the Dutch National Research and Education Network, are partnering on eSIM.

This new agreement gives SURFnet early access to the ASPIDER-NGI eSIM technology to develop and build specific applications for education and research, with an initial focus on identity management and authentication.ASPIDER-NGI is using these initiatives to launch “eSIM eConnect” later this year.

This product provides a modular approach... Source: RealWire

Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

A sophisticated Russian cyberespionage group is readying attacks against Mac users and has recently ported its Windows backdoor program to macOS.The group, known in the security industry as Snake, Turla or Uroburos, has been active since at least 2007 and has been responsible for some of the most complex cyberespionage attacks.
It targets government entities, intelligence agencies, embassies, military organizations, research and academic institutions and large corporations.[ Roger Grimes' free and almost foolproof way to check for malware. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]"Compared to other prolific attackers with alleged ties to Russia, such as APT28 (Fancy Bear) and APT29 (Cozy Bear), Snake’s code is significantly more sophisticated, it’s infrastructure more complex and targets more carefully selected," researchers from Dutch cybsersecurity firm Fox-IT said in a blog post Wednesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Fansubs for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Anti-piracy group tells Dutch court they damage the industry.

Webcam sex blackmailer faces extradition to Canada to stand trial for...

Amanda Todd's alleged tormentor already in Dutch jail The man thought to be behind one of the most notorious cases of cyber bullying may finally face trial in Canada – after a Dutch court approved his extradition from the Netherlands.…

Hieronymus Bosch action figures are the greatest thing from any dimension

Fantastical, mystical worlds of a Medieval Dutch artist are now in glorious plastic.

Dutch Parliament Website Suffers Ransomware Attack

Hackers, suspected to belong to Turkish groups, continue to target Dutch websites.

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Every year, Intel is present at Fashion Week in New York, showing off how technology will change fashion.
It's an odd match, but the depth of technologies shown by Intel has changed every year.In previous years, Intel showed off cool bracelets, smart clothes, and an odd robotic spider dress by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht.
Intel's 2017 showcase was a lot different and more practical, sprinkling in retail technologies with otherworldly wearables.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How’s your online bank security looking? The Dutch studied theirs and…...

Just six per cent of banks using DNSSEC on domains The Dutch banking industry is doing a terrible job of online security, according to the company that runs the country's .nl internet domains.…

Hit Rail signs new contract with Dutch railway NS to provide...

Hit Rail’s Hermes VPN provides enhanced connectivity for improved passenger information and reservation services for NS and partners Utrecht/Brussels, 21 February 2017 – International rail connectivity specialist Hit Rail B.V. has signed a three-year contract with Dutch railway operator NS to improve and upgrade its connectivity with other rail organisations through use of Hit Rail’s MPLS-based Hermes VPN (Virtual Private Network).

The agreement also covers the migration of the company’s connectivity with international ticketing joint... Source: RealWire