Archive for the ‘killswitch’ Category

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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WannaCry Bitcoin Withdrawn; ‘Killswitch’ Researcher Detained in Nevada

August 3rd, 2017
The WannaCry story has new life with the attacks having withdrawn the Bitcoin collected as ransom during the attacks, and with the detainment of killswitch researcher Marcus Hutchins in Nevada.

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ShadowBrokers Planning Monthly Exploit, Data Dump Service

May 16th, 2017
The latest rant from the ShadowBrokers ends with news of a subscription service starting in June that will leak exploits and stolen data to paying customers.

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WannaCry Variants Pick Up Where Original Left Off

May 15th, 2017
Exploits spreading WannaCry ransomware have surfaced after the discovery of a killswitch put a quick halt to the initial global outbreak.

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