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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.

In seemingly healthy survivors, cryptic Ebola may lurk in immune cells

Researchers only beginning to understand this and may now have monkey model.

Steam Summer Sale’s best discounts, chosen by Ars’ cost-cutting braintrust

You have two weeks to save on thousands of games. Herersquo;s our starting list of savings.

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Google now actively works against extremist YouTube videos

New policies make it harder for terroristic content to flourish (and be found) on YouTube.

European police break up counter antivirus, crypter ring

The cybercriminals offered software able to hide malware including keyloggers and RATs.

First Black Panther trailer unveils the high-tech world of Wakanda

Also, it's freakin badass.

Did we mention the badass part? Holy crap.

SambaCry is coming

Not long ago, news appeared online of a younger sibling for the sensational vulnerability EternalBlue.

The story was about a new vulnerability for *nix-based systems – EternalRed (aka SambaCry). On May 30th our honeypots captured the first attack to make use of this particular vulnerability, but the payload in this exploit had nothing in common with the Trojan-Crypt that was EternalBlue and WannaCry.

Hide & Seek: Security Teams Lack Visibility in the Cloud

IT leaders remain on the hot seat when it comes to their ability to continuously monitor the state of their data and operations. How hot is your seat?

Windows firewall dodged by ‘hot-patching’ spies using Intel AMT, says Microsoft

Sneaky hackers have found a way to use Intel's network chips to hide communications from the operating system.

Volkswagen, Bosch, Fiat diesel emissions cheats cracked open in new research

Current US and EU emissions testing is insufficient to confirm compliance.

BrandPost: Ransomware is the New Black: Learning from Netflix

By Bharath Vasudevan, Product Manager, HPE Software-defined and Cloud Group Crime pays. Or at least that was the thinking of hacker(s) "thedarkoverlord" when attempting to extort Netflix and other major film and television studios, namely ABC and Fo...