EternalBlue, used in WannaCry, now with Nitol backdoor and Gh0st RAT

An exploit used in the recent WannaCry ransomware campaign now comes loaded with the Nitol backdoor and Gh0st RAT malware, according to a report from FireEye posted on June 2. The exploit dubbed EternalBlue (MS017-010) was first detected being used in the WannaCry ransomware as well as a cryptocurrency miner, Adylkuzz. With knowledge of its…


C-suite: Cybersecurity is #1 issue, ISA report

It’s been a topic of discussion for some time: Cyber threats are serious risks to enterprises and it is the responsibility of the boards to provide oversight. The problem, according to a new blog post written by Stacey Barrack, senior director of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), is that most of the team members comprising…

RawPOS malware up to new tricks, Trend Micro

A longstanding point-of-sale (PoS) RAM scraper malware family has some new tricks up its sleeve, according to a report by Trend Micro’s Cyber Safety Solutions Team. While the researchers said the malware’s distribution strategies are consistent with past attacks, the malware has evolved to go after driver’s license data, particularly targeting the hospitality industry. The…

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