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List of unsecured devices lived in obscurity since June. Now, it's going mainstream.
Security analysts: None of our systems were pwned Hackers have leaked files amid claims they broke into the network of incident response firm FireEye/Mandiant.

The firm has denied this.…
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.
When two 'innocent' events on the network are anything but IT teams can get away with poor service management, outdated software development methods and outdated apps running on legacy tin, but they might want to think twice before skimping on cybersecurity.
If you don't stay on top of this stuff, while you might not be found out today or tomorrow, eventually, your customersrsquo; personal details might just turn up on Pastebin.…
In the wake of French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's victory over Marine Le Pen, IT armchair quarterbacks should look at the Macron campaign's security playbook for ideas on how to fight off targeted phishing and other attacks.When 9GB of files b...
Breach of post-production company poses potential threat to many networks' shows.
Beginning in November 2016, Kaspersky Lab observed a new wave of wiper attacks directed at multiple targets in the Middle East.

The malware used in the new attacks was a variant of the infamous Shamoon worm that targeted Saudi Aramco and Rasgas back in 2012.
Computer users who have been affected by the Dharma ransomware and have held onto their encrypted files can now restore them for free. Researchers have created decryption tools for this ransomware strain after someone recently leaked the decryption keys.Dharma first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis.
It’s easy to recognize files affected by it because they will have the extension: .[email_address].dharma, where the email address is the one used by the attacker as a point of contact.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]On Wednesday, a user named gektar published a link to a Pastebin post on the BleepingComputer.com technical support forum.

The post, he claimed, contained the decryption keys for all Dharma variants.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
A message on Pastebin said its servers were "subpoenaed" and the site is under federal investigation.
Amnesty nobs Plone CMS bug A hacker is claiming to have breached the FBI's content management system, dumping email addresses and SHA1 encrypted passwords with salts online. The hacker using the handle (@cyberzeist) claims to have breached the Plone CMS using a zero day flaw allegedly for sale on an unnamed dark web site. The Register has contacted the FBI to confirm the allegations. It was not immediately available for comment, however an operative was aware of the claimed incident. Cyberzeist claims to have conducted the hack last month and has posted to Twitter what they claim are screen captures showing the FBI patching against the vulnerability, which appeared to permit public access. The hacker dumped the 155 purported stolen credentials to online clipboard pastebin, claiming a vulnerability resides in a Plone Python module. They said the websites of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center are also vulnerable. Cyberzeist also claimed the FBI contacted the hacker requesting a copy of the stolen credentials, which they declined to provide. The hacker reckoned the CMS was hosted on a virtual machine running a custom FreeBSD. They said they will tweet the zero day flaw once it is no longer for sale. FBI trying to patch-up their Plone CMS #0day at https://t.co/IRhqdQjNbp, too late!! #ComingSoon #NewYearsEve pic.twitter.com/u7KOXNO3qV — CyberZeist (@cyberzeist2) December 31, 2016 The FBI is a confirmed user of the Plone CMS, as is Amnesty International. The latter organisation acknowledged a warning from Cyberzeist that its CMS was exposed. The hacker claimed the FBI's site was offline on New Year's Eve, but none of the dozen WayBackMachine site captures of the FBI's homepage on 31 December and 1 January indicated it was unavailable. ® Sponsored: Want to know more about Privileged Access Management? Visit The Register's hub
Earlier today, a friend of mine notified me of something strange going on with his Facebook account; a message containing only an image (an .svg file in reality) had been sent automatically, effectively bypassing Facebook's file extension filter: 'Photo_9166.svg' What is an .svg file? From Wikipedia: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.

The SVG specification is an open standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.
More specifically, this means that you can embed any content you want (such as JavaScript), additionally, any modern browser will therefore able to open this file.Contents of our 'photo' are as follows: Copy of file on Pastebin here It's a heavily obfuscated script, which, after opening, redirected you to the following website: Fake Youtube A website purporting to be Youtube, wih a video from Facebook - of course, you needed to install an additional extension to view it :)The extension has no icon and thus seems invisible, additionally it can do the following: Currently, I'm not exactly sure what this extension is supposed to do beside spreading itself automatically via Facebook, but likely it downloads other malware to your machine.One of my security colleagues had in fact noticed similar behavior and got ransomware (Locky) as payload: — peterkruse (@peterkruse) November 20, 2016 The extensions' description can be one of the following, and seem semi-random. Note that other variations are possible: One ecavu futolaz corabination timefu episu voloda  Ubo oziha jisuyes oyemedu kira nego mosetiv zuhum The Facebook security team as well as Google Chrome's store security team have been notified.RemovalRemove the malicious extension from your browser immediately: Additionally, run a scan with your antivirus and change your Facebook password afterwards.Notify your friends you sent a malicious file, or in the other case, let your friend know he/she is infected.
If you keep receiving the same message from your friend, you may want to temporarily block their messages.ConclusionAs always, be wary when someone sends you just an 'image' - especially when it is not how he or she would usually behave.Additionally, even though both Facebook and Google have excellent security controls/measures in place, something bad can always happen.For those interested, all related files have been uploaded to VirusTotal, and their hashes and domains can be found, as always, on AlienVault's OTX:Nemucod downloader spreading via Facebook
The threat posed by a ransomware family known as CrySis was diminished considerably on Sunday when the master decryption keys were released to the public. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have already folded the keys into the company’s Rakhni decryptor and victims of CrySis versions 2 and 3 now have a means of recovering their lost files. The key was posted at 1 a.m.

Eastern time to the BleepingComputer.com forums by a user known only as crss7777, said founder Lawrence Abrams.

Abrams speculates that it could have been the ransomware developer who posted the key on the site’s CrySis support forum page; the post included a Pastebin link to a header file written in C that contains the master decryption keys and instructions on how to use them. “Though the identity of crss7777 is not currently known, the intimate knowledge they have regarding the structure of the master decryption keys and the fact that they released the keys as a C header file indicates that they may be one of the developers of the CrySiS ransomware,” Abrams said. “Why the keys were released is also unknown, but it may be due to the increasing pressure by law enforcement on ransomware infections and the developers behind them.” CrySis surfaced in February after a report by researchers at Eset said the ransomware was quickly gaining favor from hackers after the decryption of TeslaCrypt ransomware.

CrySis spread via email attachments with double file extensions or through links in spam messages.
It was also found lurking in Trojanized versions of freely available software such as compression programs like WinRAR. Like most ransomware, it could encrypt a large number of file types and sought to encrypt data stored on shared drives.

Documents encrypted by CrySis have their filenames changed to include a .xtbl extension and an email address, similar to [filename].id-[id].[email_address].xtbl, BleepingComputer said. Kaspersky researchers said CrySis accounted for 1.15 percent of ransomware infections this year, with most of the victims found in Russia, Japan, South and North Korea, and Brazil. A number of virulent ransomware families have been extinguished this year, including CryptXXX, TeslaCrypt, Chimera, Jigsaw and others. Ransomware has been among the most feared malware threats of the year; attacks have taken large organizations in a number of industries offline and have impacted customer service.

A number of high-profile attacks against hospitals and utilities put ransomware on the map as patient care was impacted in a couple of attacks as organizations wrestled with the question of whether to pay the attackers’ demands. In the meantime, the FBI put out a number of warnings about ransomware, urging businesses to be vigilant about patching software that could be targeted by exploit kits spreading the malware, or about email campaigns spreading these infections. “The inability to access the important data these kinds of organizations keep can be catastrophic in terms of the loss of sensitive or proprietary information, the disruption to regular operations, financial losses incurred to restore systems and files, and the potential harm to an organization’s reputation,” the FBI said in May. In September, the FBI made a public plea to organizations that have been ransomware victims to share incident reports, looking for details on how the infection happened, any losses incurred, the attackers’ Bitcoin wallet address and more.