A researcher has found digital fingerprints that tie the WCry ransomware worm that menaced the world on Friday to a prolific hacking operation that hit headlines by attacking Sony Pictures, the Bangladesh Central Bank, a & South Korean banks.
The link came in a Tweet from Neel Mehta of Google & it referenced identical code found in a WCry sample from February & an early 2015 version of Cantopee, a malicious backdoor used by Lazarus Group.
The infamous hacking collective Shadow Brokers the one who leaked the Windows SMB exploit in public that led to last weekend's WannaCrypt menace are back, this time, to cause more damage.
In typically broken English, the Shadow Brokers published a fresh statement a few hours ago, promising to release more zero day bugs and exploits for various desktop and mobile platforms starting from June 2017.
However, this time the leaks will be available to monthly subscribers.
The popular Vanilla Forums software needs patching against a remote code execution zero-day first reported to the developers in December 2016.
Published by ExploitBox, the zero-day can be exploited by unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and fully compromise the target application when combined with Host Header injection vulnerability CVE-2016-10073.
President Donald Trump has signed his long-promised executive order on cybersecurity and it says the executive branch will take overall command of securing America's critical IT systems.
"The President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies (agency heads) accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises, ..In addition, because risk management decisions made by agency heads can affect the risk to the executive branch as a whole, and to national security, it is also the policy of the United States to manage cybersecurity risk as an executive branch enterprise."
If you think Russia is done hacking US politics, think again.
FBI Director James Comey reiterated his agency remains confident Russia tried to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and was behind the hacking of the DNC, as well as the release of hundreds of emails from the party staffers.
He also said the Russians remain up their old tricks.
After releasing 10 back-to-back episodes of the Season 5 premiere of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," a hacking group calling itself The Dark Overlord (TDO) is threatening to leak a trove of other unreleased TV shows & movies.
They posted links to the first 10 episodes of the upcoming season of "Orange Is the New Black" show to a piracy website after Netflix failed to fulfill the group's ransom demand.
According to Netflix's website, the show is scheduled to debut June 9 & supposed to run 13 episodes. But TDO claims that they only gained access to the first 10 episodes.