SamSam Increases Ransom Demand to $33,000

In newly observed attacks, the SamSam ransomware that has been active for more than a year is demanding a whopping $33,000 to decrypt all affected machines in a network. read more more…

CIA Knew in August that Putin Sought to Boost Trump: Report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react. read more more…

Resolved: Planned power disruption: Penn State Fayette

Power was restored at the Penn State Fayette campus at 6 PM this evening. Computer network, Wi-Fi, Internet, phone, and Kinber circuits are now working. more…

GreatHorn Secures $6.3 Million to Combat Spear-Phishing Attacks

Belmont, Mass-based start-up GreatHorn announced Wednesday completion of a $6.3 million Series A funding round led by Techstars Venture Capital Fund and .406 Ventures.  read more more…

ScholarSphere service interruption, 6/27/2017

There will be a brief interruption of ScholarSphere during the 5-7 a.m. (EDT) maintenance window on Tuesday, June 27th. more…

Microsoft Downplays Impact of "Fireball" Malware

The Fireball malware detailed early this month might not have had as much impact as originally reported, Microsoft claims. read more more…

News in brief: drone chiefs urge regulation; Microsoft drops SMB1; Virgin router warning

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news more…

WebAccess: reconfiguration of servers

Audience: This alert is primarily for administrators of Cosign-protected websites. During the maintenance window (05:30 a.m. – 07:00 a.m.) of Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Enterprise IT will be changing the configuration of the WebAccess systems. The current four separate servers will be changing to two servers in a High Availability arrangement with one IP address. […] more…

Kantara Initiative Releases Consent Receipt Form for GDPR

With less than one year before GDPR kicks in, the newswaves have been flooded in recent months with new surveys showing how ill-prepared business still remains. But while there is much news, there has been little in the way of practical technology solutions. read more more…

GhostHook Attack Can Bypass Windows 10’s PatchGuard

A newly discovered attack targeting Windows 10’s PatchGuard can bypass the protection and hook a malicious kernel code (rootkit) at the kernel level, CyberArk Labs security researchers warn. read more more…

Russia ‘targeted 21 states’ during US election campaign, says official

Homeland Security official declines to reveal more to Senate hearing as details emerge of hacking attempts in Illinois and Arizona more…

Will Your Smart Home Be Your Next House Sitter?

As I rush to catch a flight, I’ll often think in a panic, “Do I have my keys? Passport? Plane ticket?” Once I plop down in my seat, a terrifying visualization of everything else I may have forgotten flashes across my mind: “Did I turn the lights off in the main hallway?” “Did I set […] more…

Siemens Patches Flaws in SIMATIC, XHQ Products

Siemens and ICS-CERT published advisories this week to alert users of improper authentication and privilege escalation vulnerabilities affecting some SIMATIC and XHQ products. read more more…

Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware? [Security SOS Week]

Join us for the last webinar in our Security SOS Week – we take a look at ransomware… and all the other malware nasties that roam the net. more…

Dating app boss sees ‘no problem’ on face-matching without consent

‘When you have a bunch of single guys in the office, it goes in that direction’, says Dating.AI founder as he dismisses concerns about scraping other dating apps for faces for users to match more…

It’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and early deployments of it are already under way. TLS, the successor to SSL, is used to negotiate […] more…

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