The Data Breach Blog
A laptop taken home by an employee of the Whitehead Nursing Home was stolen.
Patient records were compromised at Bon Secours, a nonprofit health care provider.
Phoenix-based Banner Health is notifying patients of a cyberattack that compromised patient records.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media are notiying users that the Disney Playdom forums website was breached.
An attacker gained unauthorized access to a North Carolina State University account containing personally identifiable information.
The Threat Hunter Blog
Well, it's been quite an eventful time since last I posted. I have so much in the works that it is hard to tell where to begin. It seems that we are seeing new flavors of ransomware every week and botnets seem to come and go with a frequency we've not seen in a while. This week, though, I promised Dridex, so Dridex it is.
The computer media has been screaming it for the past few days: Locky is back! Dridex is back! Of course they are... these are two of the most prolific - and prosperous - malwares around at the moment.
There have been quite a few reports by researchers over the past week or so that the Necurs botnet and the Angler exploit kit are dead and buried. But don't hold your breath and don't get rid of your Angler signatures just yet.
This is going to be a bit different from my usual blog postings but I think the time is good for this discussion for several reasons. First, the notion of constructive and responsible disclosure of bugs is a clear issue for threat hunters.
These two malwares have been much in the news over the past week or so.
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SC Magazine Articles
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- Industry pros react to Cisco, Fortinet advisories after possible Snowden NSA leak
- Trust exercise: Symantec's new website security expert is reaching out to hacker community
- Two-thirds of IT security pros surveyed expect a breach to hit their company, report
- Juniper confirms leaked "NSA exploits" affect its firewalls, no patch released yet
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild
- Wendy's POS breach 'considerably' bigger than first thought