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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.


Critical Flaws Found in Windows NTLM Security Protocol – Patch Now

As part of this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a serious privilege escalation vulnerability which affect all versions of its Windows operating system for enterprises released since 2007.


SpyDealer Rooting Malware Steals Data From Android Devices

Capable of intercepting data from more than 40 apps, the SpyDealer malware has been recently discovered by researchers at the Palo Alto network. The malware has a number of capabilities that allow it to extract personal information from a compromised Android device.


WordPress Plugin Used by 300,000+ Sites Found Vulnerable to SQL Injection Attack

A SQL Injection vulnerability has been discovered in one of the most popular Wordpress plugins, installed on over 300,000 websites, which could be exploited by hackers to steal databases and possibly hijack the affected sites remotely.


Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper has found a way to prevent the Petya (NotPetya/SortaPetya/Petna) ransomware from infecting computers. The ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the globe today, locking hard drive MFT and MBR sections and preventing computers from booting. Unless victims opted to pay a ransom (which is now pointless and not recommended), there was no way to recover their systems.


Petya Ransomware Spreading Rapidly Worldwide, Just Like WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware is not dead yet and another large scale ransomware attack is making chaos worldwide, shutting down computers at corporates, power supplies, and banks across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe and demanding $300 in bitcoins.


Millions of Android users left vulnerable due to Samsung’s ignorance

After Samsung had failed to renew the domain of one of their pre-installed apps, millions of users were left open to malware attacks.


WannaCry ransomware protector tool (Beta version)

WannaCry ransomware protector tool (Beta version) description Regarding the current outbreak of Wannacry ransomware, EthioCert has been gathering information and reversing one of the ransomware’s variant. Summing up all data, we have developed a pre-infection (protection) tool for the 2.0 variant of the ransomware. Even if no one in Ethiopia reported the ransomware infection yet, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes rampant or viral.


WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom (The tool only works if the computer is not rebooted after being affected)

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry (the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world) you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals.


Disabling SMBv1 on Windows computers and servers

As mentioned on different blogs and sites including Ethiocert website (link to the info), WannaCry ransomware and other variant are targeting a vulnerability in SMB protocol, which windows use to share resources between computers. So beside updating and patching system we strongly recommend to disable SMBv1 protocol on your systems to avoid being exploited incase other hosts are infected in the network.


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