Archive for Ransomware

April 15, 2015, Episode 363, Show Notes

Posted in Breach, darkweb, Exclusive, Podcast, Show Notes, The CyberJungle, Vulnerabilities with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2015 by datasecurityblog

Episode 363 of The CyberJungle is about 31 minutes long.  The interview with David Duncan from Webroot begins at about 16:30. You may download the file directly – great for listening on many smartphones. Or, you may go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 363 via the flash player:

Interview

David Duncan from Webroot on fighting ransomeware. Mentioned in the segment: The Webroot Blog

Our Take on This Week’s News

18yo Zero Day Strikes Windows Users

OSX Flaw Strikes Non-Yosemite Users

Tales from The Dark Web

Smart Cities Open Doors to Cyber Attacks? Get the IOActive report here

Wrap

No time for the wrap this week

 

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March 14, 2015, Episode 361, Show Notes

Posted in Breach, darkweb, Exclusive, Podcast, Show Notes, The CyberJungle, Vulnerabilities with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2015 by datasecurityblog

Episode 361 of The CyberJungle is about 27 minutes long.  The interview with Frank Ohlhorst, IT Journalist begins at about 14:30. You may download the file directly – great for listening on many smartphones. Or, you may go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 361 via the flash player:

Interview

Frank Ohlhorst is an IT Journalist, Author, Analyst, and Consultant. Mentioned in the segment: 2015 Shaping up to be the Year of Massive Cyber Attacks

More articles by Frank Ohlhorst:

Free identity protection from breached companies falls short

Review: Vectra X-Series Prevents Data Breaches with AI

WatchGuard Security Appliance Keeps Close Watch on Network Activity

Our Take on This Week’s News

Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

Digital Certificate Forensics: What Venafi TrustNet Tells Us about the Clinton Email Server

Hackers, probing Clinton server, cite security lapses

Tales from The Dark Web

Cryptowall Makes a Comeback Via Malicious Help Files (CHM)

Wrap

Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves

 

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Data Security Podcast Episode 74, Oct 18 2009

Posted in Breach, Business Continuity, Court Cases, darkweb, Vulnerabilities with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2009 by datasecurityblog

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus ten)

On this week’s program:

* Now the bad guys are holding computer files for ransom if you don’t buy their phony anti-virus software. We have a workaround.

* Midyear elections are coming up, and the last thing the campaigns seem to think about is data security.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 74 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation:  Ira talks with Gretchen Hellman, VP of Marketing for Vormetric about information security, the security issues with the new GOP web site, and election campaign security.

* Tales From The Dark Web:  Watch the video by PandaSecurity that demonstrates a damaging new fake anti-virus that denies access to files and applications on victim systems unless a ransom is paid. The link below takes you to a video of the attack, and we have posted the keys to defeat the current variant of lock out.  If you work in IT/InfoSec please write an email to users with a warning, include the keys to unlock the software, and have the end user re-image their hard drive.

Rogueware with new Ransomware Technology

Rogueware with new Ransomware Technology

Click here to view the Rogueware with new Ransomware Technology™ video. The video comes to us from Panda Security.  Take note that the malware icon disappears from the computer, and when it does, the attack is in place.  If you have a system that is infected with this attack, Panda has cracked the malware and has provided a list of working keys, which give access to the current variants of the TotalSecurity2009 attack:

WNDS-TGN15-RFF29-AASDJ-ASD65
WNDS-U94KO-LF4G4-1V8S1-2CRFE
WNDS-6W954-FX65B-41VDF-8G4JI
WNDS-G84H6-S854F-79ZA8-W4ERS
WNDS-TTUYJ-7UO54-G561H-J1D6F
WNDS-A1SDF-6AS4D-RF5RE-79G84
WNDS-A1SDF-RY4E8-7U98D-F1GB2
WNDS-5SRTS-AEHUF-YA54S-D6F35
WNDS-P9685-4H41A-DSW3A-2R64T
WNDS-2AE32-1VFC2-B6894-G67YU
WNDS-4TS8R-D6F5D-4JH8T-U4JK5
WNDS-FGS5D-649RG-4S53D-412SF
WNDS-452S3-ER00F-TSE35-S8FSD
WNDS-SERFH-2642S-F04SD-64FG1
WNDS-F40SA-1ER5H-4FG5D-F8412
WNDS-5D1V2-XB0D5-JT1TY-97DS3
WNDS-4BGY2-JY4KO-IT98Y-7HJ43
WNDS-G8FB6-1V87S-DRT1S-63SRG
WNDS-HFVDR-9844O-U54DA-5TBSC
WNDS-89OF7-7324R-5SAD4-TG68U
WNDS-JUYH3-24GHJ-HGKSH-FKLSD

* From Our Take on The News:  Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Additional insiders have stepped forward to shed more light into Microsoft’s troubled acquisition of Danger, its beleaguered Pink Project, and what has become one of the most high profile Information Technology disasters in recent memory.