A week after the global outbreak of WannaCryptor, another ransomware has been making rounds.
Following the news that a group of hackers is claiming to have beaten the iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone (http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/samsung-galaxy-s8-hacked-tricksters-10488353), please see below for a comment from Alex Mathews, lead security evangelist at Positive Technologies:
Industry leading satellite platform will power 100 percent of the capacity
on Global-IP’s GiSat-1 high-throughput satellite
Germantown, Md., May 23, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that its JUPITER™ System has been selected by Global-IP Cayman as the technology platform to enable its mission of bringing high-performance connectivity to mobile devices used throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The JUPITER System will be used to provision 100 percent of the capacity on Global-IP’s GiSat-1 150 Gbps high-throughput satellite (HTS).
News broke today of follow-up worm to the WannaCry malware was used in a global cyber-attack last Friday. WannaCry used a pair of NSA hacking tools to spread and install malware, EternalRocks has a further five NSA tools in its malicious toolbox, making a total of seven. This makes it more dangerous in terms of being able to potentially infect more PCs in an even swifter manner than WannaCry managed.
Following a news report that Russian investigators have uncovered a hacking campaign where “malware planted on Android mobile devices [was used] to steal from domestic bank customers”, Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault calls for mobile users to be more aware and to understand the risks associated when accessing information from insecure sites saying:
News broke yesterday that a new worm has been discovered, following on from the WannaCry malware that caused such global devastation over last weekend, which uses seven of the Windows SMB exploits leaked by the ShadowBrokers, creating a worm that has been spreading through networks since at least the first week of May.
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PR220517-1 Pauline Smith names George Bearman II with Helm, Roger Jackson.
PR220517-2 Molly Stott presents to Pauline Smith and receives flowers from Martin Gregory.
A Naming and Dedication ceremony took place at Exmouth lifeboat station for the second D class lifeboat provided by Pauline Smith, in memory of her grandfather, George Bearman.