DEEP INSTINCT RECOMMENDS – TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK: JAN 1-8

Jan 8, 2017

Our research team compiled a list of the most interesting stories from the first week of 2017. Here are our recommendations of the latest cybersecurity news you need to know:

1. More than 10,000 exposed MongoDB databases deleted by ransomware groups:  http://www.cio.com/article/3155273/security/more-than-10000-exposed-mongodb-databases-deleted-by-ransomware-groups.html

2. KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/01/05/killdisk-now-targeting-linux-demands-250k-ransom-cant-decrypt/#

3. Switcher: Android joins the ‘attack-the-router’ club: https://securelist.com/blog/mobile/76969/switcher-android-joins-the-attack-the-router-club/

4. Playing with FireCrypt: Ransomware encrypts files and conducts minor DDoS attack: https://www.scmagazine.com/playing-with-firecrypt-ransomware-encrypts-files-and-conducts-minor-ddos-attack/article/629771/

5. MM Core APT malware is back, Forcepoint has detected 2 new versions: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/55089/apt/mm-core-apt-malware.html

6. GoldenEye ransomware targets HR departments with fake job applications: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3001887/goldeneye-ransomware-targets-hr-departments-with-fake-job-applications

7. HTTPS scanning in Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to MITM attacks: http://www.cio.com/article/3154605/security/https-scanning-in-kaspersky-antivirus-exposed-users-to-mitm-attacks.html

Enjoy the read and have a great week!