A week in security (December 04 – December 10)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from December 04 to December 10, including Botnets, hacked toys, ransom demands and jailbreaks gone horribly wrong.

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Napoleon: a new version of Blind ransomware

The ransomware previously known as Blind has been spotted recently with a .napoleon extension and a bug fix that means files can no longer be decrypted by victims. In this post, we’ll analyze the sample for its structure, behavior, and distribution method.

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A week in security (November 27 – December 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, November 27 to Sunday, December 3, including smart toys, another security breach, ransomware, and things to ponder when shopping for gifts this Christmas season.

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Know your threats: the nine scariest malware monsters

It’s been a particularly ghoulish year in cybersecurity, from Russian hacks to ransomware outbreaks. The bad boogey man in the black hoodie has been pulling one over the collective public. It’s dark and creepy, but users refuse to stop peeking behind the door. It’s enough to make even the most grizzled IT admin run for…

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BadRabbit: a closer look at the new version of Petya/NotPetya

BadRabbit, a new version of NotPetya, also has an infector allowing for lateral movements. However, unlike NotPetya, it does not use EternalBlue and uses a website to drop its payload. We take a closer look at this new ransomware variant.

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