Decryptor for MegaLocker and NamPoHyu Ransomware Released

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Emsisoft has released a decryptor for the MegaLocker and NamPoHyu ransomware that has been targeting exposed Samba servers. Victims can now use this decryptor to recover their files for free. Last month we reported that the MegaLocker NamPoHyu Ransomware infections are targeting exposed Samba servers and encrypting their data remotely. At that time we stated that users should… Read more »

Europol Shuts Down Two Major Illegal ‘Dark Web’ Trading websites

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Europol announced the shut down of two prolific dark web marketplaces—Wall Street Market and Silkkitie (also known as Valhalla)—in simultaneous global operations against underground websites for trading drugs, stolen credit card numbers, malicious software, and other illegal goods. Police in western Germany has also arrested three men who were allegedly running Wall Street Market, the world’s second largest… Read more »

Criminal Market Sells Over 60.000 Digital Identities For $5-$200

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More than 60,000 stolen digital profiles are currently up for sale on Genesis Store, a private and invitation-only online cybercriminal market discovered and exposed by Kaspersky Lab researchers. “The profiles include: browser fingerprints, website user logins and passwords, cookies, credit card information. The price varies from 5 to 200 dollars per profile – it heavily… Read more »

Commando VM – New Windows-based Distribution for Pentesters

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FireEye today released Commando VM, a first of its kind Windows-based security distribution for penetration testing and red teaming. When it comes to the best-operating systems for hackers, Kali Linux is always the first choice for penetration testers and ethical hackers. However, Kali is a Linux-based distribution, and using Linux without learning some basics is not… Read more »

Security flaws in Radiation Monitoring Devices could render nuclear plants vulnerable

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Radiation Monitoring Devices feature several security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cyber criminals with devastating effect, note researchers at IOActive. Hackers can conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on Radiation Monitoring Devices to send incorrect readings of radiation levels to operators. While inspecting Radiation Monitoring Devices that are widely-deployed in critical infrastructure like nuclear plants, hospitals, borders… Read more »