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…

June Patch Tuesday: Beat the Heat

Summer Security: Another Backlog of Updates Microsoft announced it is making multiple updates to historic content for critical security updates. These are at heightened risk of exploitation due to past and threatened nation-state attacks and disclosures. Some of the releases are new and some are for older platforms that we are making publicly available today.…

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;…

Inside Look: Reporting

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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…