No government or defense contractor should use Kaspersky Lab products.
The most recent ransomware attack, which spread across Europe, the United States, and Asia yesterday, represents a chilling evolution in the worm-as-weapon.
The CrashOverride program represents the first-in-the-wild case of a generic automated attack: one that is designed to affect all systems of a given family, not just a particular installation. If someone were to couple this warhead to a self-propagating worm for delivery, it could constitute a global threat.
Reality Leigh Winner, a recently separated Air Force linguist and a new hire by Pluribus International Corporation as a support contractor with a Top Secret clearance, allegedly searched for and printed out a Top Secret government report, folded it up, and dropped it in the mail to an online news outlet. Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney’s office revealed her arrest in an unsealed indictment.
I thought the Windows tools were the most damaging the Shadow Brokers have to offer. Today, with the announcement of the Shadow Broker’s Data Dump of the Month club, I may need to eat some crow.
There are a number of interesting technical features about the WannaCry ransomeware attack.
Today, the Shadow Brokers group released what may be their most damaging dump against the NSA to date and without question the most damaging post-Snowden release.