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All this EternalPetya stuff makes me WannaCry

Another week goes by and yet again we have another ransomware family spreading via the reported NSA toolkit that was published months ago by the notorious hacking group that goes by the name ShadowBrokers. Security researchers can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to holidays and significant malware variants being unleashed to the […]

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The key to old Petya versions has been published by the malware author

As research concluded, the original author of Petya, Janus, was not involved in the latest attacks on Ukraine. His original malware was pirated and extended by an unknown actor (read more here). As a result of the recent events, Janus probably decided to shut down the Petya project. Similarly to the authors of TeslaCrypt, he […]

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AdGholas malvertising thrives in the shadows of ransomware outbreaks

The latest wave of ransomware following the WannaCry outbreak has kept everyone very busy and been the topic of many conversations. In the meantime, other threat actors have been quite active and perhaps even enjoyed this complimentary diversion. This is certainly true for the most prolific malvertising gang of the moment, dubbed AdGholas. Exposed a few times this year by ProofPoint and TrendMicro, […]