Necurs botnet involved in massive ransomware campaigns at the end of 2017

The Necurs botnet made the headlines at year-end sending out tens of millions of spam emails daily as part of massive ransomware campaigns. Necurs was not active for a long period at the beginning of 2017 and resumed it activity in April.

Read more: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/67356/malware/necurs-botnet-end-2017.html

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‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system, while Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce necessary changes to its Windows operating system in this month’s Patch Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/

The Cybersecurity ‘Upside Down’

There is no stranger thing than being breached. Here are a few ways to avoid the horror. Like many in cybersecurity, I’m more than a bit of a sci-fi fan and was easily reeled in by Netflix’s Stranger Things. Stranger Things’ Upside Down is an alternative reality where none of us wants to be.

Read more: https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/the-cybersecurity-upside-down/a/d-id/1330722

The Cybersecurity ‘Upside Down’

There is no stranger thing than being breached. Here are a few ways to avoid the horror. Like many in cybersecurity, I’m more than a bit of a sci-fi fan and was easily reeled in by Netflix’s Stranger Things. Stranger Things’ Upside Down is an alternative reality where none of us wants to be.

Read more: https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/the-cybersecurity-upside-down/a/d-id/1330722