1.Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe
In the recent past, numerous Ransomware has been targeting Europe and using various methods, jumped laterally across the networks and propagated to other countries, effectively breaching all geo-political boundaries. A new Ransomware dubbed as Bad Rabbit has been rapidly targeting systems across Europe and following the footsteps of WannaCry and NotPetya. However, unlike WannaCry, Bad Rabbit does not use Eternal Blue for spreading laterally, but uses Mimikatz to extract the credentials from memory and tries to access systems within the same network via SMB and WebDAV. Apart from encrypting the files, it adds the string “encrypted” at the end of the file rather than changing the extension. Changing the file extension is quite prevalent with most of the ransomware.
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2.Microsoft Open Sources Website Scanning Tool ‘Sonar’
Developed by the Microsoft Edge team, Sonar has been made open source and donated to the JS Foundation. Microsoft will continue making improvements to the project, but external contributions are also welcome. Linting is the process of analyzing code for potential errors. Sonar looks for a wide range of issues, including related to performance, accessibility, security, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and interoperability. In the case of security, Sonar looks for eight types of weaknesses, including SSL configuration problems using SSL Labs’ SSL Server Test.
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3.Hackers could turn LG smart appliances into remote-controlled Spy Robot
If your smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, then their smart behavior could also be exploited by hackers to invade your privacy or spy on you, if not secured properly. Recent research conducted by security researchers at threat prevention firm Check Point highlights privacy concern surrounding smart home devices manufactured by LG. Check Point researchers discovered a security vulnerability in LG SmartThinQ smart home devices that allowed them to hijack internet-connected devices like refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, air conditioners, dryers, and washing machines manufactured by LG
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4.New IoT botnet ‘Reaper’ to become one of the largest botnets recorded in recent years
‘Reaper’, a new IoT botnet expected to be more destructive than Mirai, is spreading worldwide and could target corporates from various industries globally. It shares similar features like Mirai but is capable to exploit certain device vulnerabilities related to the internet connection. Reaper is basically an evolution of Mirai that can cause severe chaos on the Internet. It is quietly growing for over a month now and proliferating among multiple devices connected to million ones.
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