WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems

(Note: Read our latest comprehensive report on ransomware: Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene.)   On May 12, 2017 we detected a new ransomware that spreads like a worm by leveraging vulnerabilities that have been previously fixed. While security updates are automatically applied in most computers, some users and enterprises…

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Little Red Ramnit: My, what big eyes you have, Grandma!

This month’s addition to MSRT is Win32/Ramnit. Having been discovered in April 2010, the family is relatively new, however, the authors of Ramnit seem to have a preference for using an older generation of malicious techniques. Whilst there are still a number of parasitic file infectors in the wild, the total number of malware families…

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It’s NOT Koobface! New multi-platform infector

Facebook continues being a popular target for malware authors as we discover yet another family that uses this popular social network to propagate. The main component, which we detect as Trojan:Java/Boonana, is written in Java which gives it cross platform capability infecting Windows, Mac and Linux users. Trojan:Java/Boonana is sent via a link to a…

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