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LG service centers in S.Korea Possibly Hit By WannaCry ransomware

August 16th, 2017

By Waqas

LG Electronics’ service centers have been targeted by cyber criminals leading

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WannaCry hero back on Twitter after pleading not guilting over Kronos

August 15th, 2017

By Waqas

He is not allowed to access the “Kill Switch” he

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APT28, Gmail, Game of Thrones leak, and WannaCry – Hack Naked News #136

August 15th, 2017

Allowing terrible passwords, four arrested in Game of Thrones leak, using EternalBlue to attack hotel guests, and more. Don Pezet of ITProTV joins us to deliver expert commentary on this episode of Hack Naked News! News Too many big online brands allow terrible passwords – Dashlane, a company providing secure authentication mind you, has evaluated the […]

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APT28, Gmail, Game of Thrones leak, and WannaCry – Hack Naked News #136

August 15th, 2017

Allowing terrible passwords, four arrested in Game of Thrones leak, using EternalBlue to attack hotel guests, and more. Don Pezet of ITProTV joins us to deliver expert commentary on this episode of Hack Naked News! News Too many big online brands allow terrible passwords – Dashlane, a company providing secure authentication mind you, has evaluated the […]

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Windows Search Bug Worth Watching, and Squashing

August 14th, 2017
Patches are available—and should be applied—that address a critical vulnerability in Windows Search that some are calling the next WannaCry. Others aren't so ready to do that.

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News in brief: update bricks 500 smart locks; Hutchins pleads not guilty; drone landed on warship

August 14th, 2017
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

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Researcher who neutralized WCry pleads not guilty to writing banking malware

August 14th, 2017

Enlarge / At right, Marcus Hutchins, the British security expert accused of creating and selling malware that steals banking passwords, arrives Monday with his lawyers Marcia Hofmann, left, and Brian Klein, at the federal courthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher instrumental in neutralizing the virulent WCry ransomware worm that shut down computers worldwide in May, appeared in federal court Monday and pleaded not guilty to unrelated criminal charges that he created and distributed malware that steals banking credentials.

Hutchins, who is free on $30,000 bond, was arrested August 3 in Las Vegas following the Black Hat and Defcon security conferences. A six-count Wisconsin federal indictment (PDF) accuses him of developing the Kronos banking trojan. Along with an unnamed co-conspirator, Hutchins allegedly advertised the malware on the AlphaBay underground online market forum, according to the indictment. The document says the duo "sold a version of the Kronos malware in exchange for approximately $2,000 in digital currency" on June 11, 2015.

The indictment said the defendant, who goes by the online nickname of "MalwareTech," knowingly "disseminated by electronic means an advertisement of any electronic, mechanical, or other device, knowing and having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of electronic communications..." Other charges include allegations that he sold an "electronic, mechanical, or other device, in interstate and foreign commerce, knowing and having reason to know that the design of such device renders it primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of electronic communications."

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Someone DDoSed Ukraine’ national postal service for 48 hours

August 13th, 2017

By Uzair Amir

“Ukrposhta,” the national postal service of Ukraine came under a

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WannaCry, FBI Arrests Researcher, and Smart Guns – Paul’s Security Weekly #524

August 12th, 2017

WannaCry’s killswitch domain registrant is arrested, making infosec more inclusive, hacking 113-year-old subway signs, security standards for smart devices, and more security news! Paul’s Stories Making Infosec Meetings More Inclusive How Engineers Hacked 113 Year Old Subway System Signs Chromes built-in adblocker arrives for early adopters Researchers display CAN do skill in vehicle DoS An […]

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Digital exchange joins law enforcement in hunt for WannaCry ransom bitcoins

August 11th, 2017

By Waqas

Patrick O’Neill, a journalist at CyberScoopNews, has claimed that since

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