CowerSnail — Windows Backdoor from the Creators of SambaCry Linux Malware

Last month, we reported about a group of hackers exploiting SambaCry—a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software—to hack Linux computers and install malware to mine cryptocurrencies. The same group of hackers is now targeting Windows machines Read More …

Motivation Mystery Behind WannaCry, ExPetr

If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, maybe we’re not quite there yet in officially calling WannaCry and ExPetr a new movement among APT attacks. But for now, it’s close enough. Researchers are starting to examine the Read More …

Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged U.S. National Security Agency exploits claims to have even more attack tools in its possession and plans to release them in a new subscription-based service. The group also has intelligence gathered by the Read More …

Japan and China wake up to global ‘ransomware’ cyberattack while Microsoft slams US government

Japan and China have fallen victim of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries as Microsoft pinned blame on the US government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed more than 200,000 computers, including Read More …