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In early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from an NSA employeersquo;s home computer system.

To assist any independent investigators and all the people who have been asking us questions whether those allegations were true, we decided to conduct an internal investigation to attempt to answer a few questions we had related to the article and some others
Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe.
While some criminals blow up ATMs to steal cash, others use less destructive methods, such as infecting the ATM with malware and then stealing the money. We have written about this phenomenon extensively in the past and today we can add another family of malware to the list – Backdoor.Win32.ATMii.

Natural Power names HSEQ lead

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has appointed David Armour as its Head of HSEQ.

This wide ranging role includes leading the health, safety, environmental and quality team that provides support and advice to both t...
London – 19th September, 2017 – OutSystems today announced that it has bolstered its security credentials with three of the most recognised security certifications - ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and SOC 2.
In addition, OutSystems has become a member of the Cloud Security Alliance as part of its commitment to security best practices in cloud computing.“Software security is one of the most critical issues that IT leaders face, and it is often one of the... Source: RealWire
Malta, 7 September 2017 - 365squared, a premier value-added services enabler to the mobile network operator (MNO) community, today announced it has been awarded the ISO 27001 certification, the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS).

By choosing to implement the recommendations from the standards program, this achievement strengthens 365squaredrsquo;s position as a trusted value-added services partner, offering best-in-class, innovative SMS solutions to mobile operators.“Achieving the ISO 27001 certification reinforces 365squaredrsquo;s commitment to following... Source: RealWire
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.
From time to time authors of effective and long-lived Trojans and viruses create new modifications and forks of them, like any other software authors. One of the brightest examples amongst them is Zeus, which continues to spawn new modifications of itself each year.
Prestigious certifications demonstrate company’s ability to achieve and maintain an integrated process approach to deliver quality management systems and meet information security standardsInfinityQS® International, Inc. (InfinityQS), the global authority on data-driven manufacturing quality, announced today that it has successfully sustained its certification to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 standards. In doing so, the company reaffirms its ability to achieve, maintain, and continuously improve an integrated process approach to deliver quality... Source: RealWire
Prof hits out at looming regulations Analysis  Opposition is growing over demands that digital forensics labs comply with ISO 17025 – an international checklist for laboratory testing.…
Moments ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter.

The cryptic message in fact refers to similarity between samples that have shared code between themselves.

The two samples Neel refers to post are a Wannacry cryptor sample and a Lazarus APT group sample.
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.