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The NukeBot banking Trojan: from rough drafts to real threats

This spring, the author of the NukeBot banking Trojan published the source code of his creation. Now, three months after the source code was published, we decided to have a look at what has changed in the banking malware landscape.

IBM launches IBM Z, a revamped mainframe with pervasive data encryption

The IBM Z, a next-generation mainframe, can handle 12 billion encrypted transactions a day.
IBM used the system to build blockchain cloud centers.

US border agents: We won’t search data “located solely on remote...

What does that mean in practice? CBP isn't saying for now.

Over many objections, W3C approves DRM for HTML5

Contentious feature is added, without mandate to protect security researchers.

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

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

In ExPetr/Petya’s shadow, FakeCry ransomware wave hits Ukraine

While the world was still shaking under the destructive ExPetr/Petya attack that hit on June 27, another ransomware attack targeting Ukraine at the same time went almost unnoticed.

8tracks Hit With Breach of 18 Million Accounts

Hackers attack Internet radio user database, gaining access to email addresses and encrypted passwords.

ExPetr/Petya/NotPetya is a Wiper, Not Ransomware

After an analysis of the encryption routine of the malware used in the Petya/ExPetr attacks, we have confirmed that the threat actor cannot decrypt victims’ disk, even if a payment was made. This supports the theory that this malware campaign was not designed as a ransomware attack for financial gain. Instead, it appears it was designed as a wiper pretending to be ransomware.

Schroedinger’s Pet(ya)

Earlier today (June 27th), we received reports about a new wave of ransomware attacks spreading around the world, primarily targeting businesses in Ukraine, Russia and Western Europe. Our investigation is ongoing and our findings are far from final at this time.

Despite rampant public speculation, the following is what we can confirm from our independent analysis.

Idea to encrypt stuff on the web at rest hits the...

Mozilla engineer spots a gap in online security, reaches for the patch kit Amid the rise of HTTPS, there are still many spots where content shifted encrypted across the web is ultimately stored in wide-open plain text, so a Mozilla engineer wants to close one of those gaps.…