Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Update

Don’t Hesitate: Update Flash Immediately Adobe issued a security advisory update for Flash Player on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. If you have Flash installed, update or remove Flash now. The updates address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to access a vulnerable system, allowing a remote attacker to execute code on a…

Breaking: Petya Ransomware Creates Global Chaos

New Cyberattack Spreads Across Europe, Russia and U.S. A devastating and well-coordinated ransomware attack hit key parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure Tuesday. The ransomware called Petya is now being reported worldwide, spreading throughout Europe, Russia and the United States. This attack follows the global WannaCry outbreak that struck in May. Petya includes elements that make it…

Linux Exploit Leads to Massive Ransomware Payout

$1 Million Ransomware Demand Paid by Victim Recently, a South Korean web hosting firm, NAYANA, was hit with ransomware. To release the 153 compromised servers, the attackers demanded a staggering 550 bitcoins, which is equal to approximately $1.62 million USD. Although Nayana was able to negotiate the price down, the company still ended up paying…

Hidden Cobra: North Korea’s History of Hacking

North Korea’s DDoS Botnet Infrastructure Since 2009, Hidden Cobra actors have leveraged their capabilities to target and compromise a range of victims; some intrusions have resulted in the exfiltration of data while others have been disruptive in nature. Commercial reporting has referred to this activity as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace. DHS and the FBI…

Patchception: June Third-Party Patch Update

Third-Party-Software of 3rd Party Software We tend to take the security of major websites and software, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their respective apps, for granted. However, there are numerous ways that persons with malicious intent could gain access to accounts of those sites. Recently, Twitter faced a breach of security to one popular method;…

Patch Now: Global Ransomware Attack

Hackers breach computers in 12 countries with stolen NSA tools A large ransomware attack has thrown the British healthcare infrastructure into uncertainty. The National Health Service confirmed in a statement that as of the morning of May the 12th “16 NHS organizations had reported that they were affected by this issue.” Photos circulating on Twitter showed…