GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

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Security researchers have tracked the bitcoin payments made by victims of the Sodinokibi ransomware threat and concluded that some of the criminals distributing the program earned millions of dollars from the scheme. Sodinokibi, also known as REvil, is a ransomware program that first appeared in April, shortly after another widely used ransomware operation called GandCrab…

Sodinokibi Ransomware: Following the Affiliate Money Trail

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After a Sodinokibi ransomware affiliate posted partial transaction IDs for ransomware payments, researchers were able to use that information to follow the money trail for affiliates and in some cases, how they spend their illicit earnings. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

10 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

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Data-hungry technology trends such as IoT, smart vehicles, drone deliveries, smart cities and Industry 4.0 are increasing the demand for fast, always-on edge computing. One solution that has emerged to bring the network closer to the applications generating and end users consuming that data is the micro data center. The micro data center sector is…

It’s crowded in here!

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We recently gave a presentation on Programming socket lookup with BPF at the Linux Plumbers Conference 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. This blog post is a recap of the problem statement and proposed solution we presented. CC0 Public Domain, PxHere Our edge servers are crowded. We run more than a dozen public facing services, leaving aside…

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Cybersecurity Awareness Month | Avast

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and an opportunity to reflect on the state of cybersecurity. Tools are now more sophisticated – and they have to be because of a wide variety of threats. And the sheer weirdness of some hacking never ceases to surprise. With a nod to Clint Eastwood, here’s a roundup of the…

SIM Cards in 29 Countries Vulnerable to Remote Simjacker Attacks

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Until now, I’m sure you all might have heard of the SimJacker vulnerability disclosed exactly a month ago that affects a wide range of SIM cards and can remotely be exploited to hack into any mobile phone just by sending a specially crafted binary SMS. If you are unaware, the name “SimJacker” has been given…

ISP Lothian Broadband Extends Full Fibre Network in Gifford

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Fixed Wireless Access ISP Lothian Broadband, which covers remote rural parts of East Lothian and Mid Lothian in Scotland, has announced that their fledgling roll-out of an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the East Lothian village of Gifford is being extended to reach many more homes and businesses. A limited deployment of the new “full…

FTTH ISP Community Fibre Confirm SDU House Trial in London

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Gigabit-capable UK broadband ISP Community Fibre, which aims to bring their “full fibre” network to more than 500,000 premises (mostly social housing) across London by 2022, has confirmed that they could expand beyond big apartments blocks (MDU) and are conducting a Single Dwelling Unit (SDU) trial with individual houses. At this stage the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH)…

The Week in Ransomware – October 11th 2019 – Decryptors Released!

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We had some interesting news this week, such as the HildaCrypt ransomware releasing their keys, RobbinHood Ransomware bragging about their past exploits, a Muhstik Ransomware victim hacking back and stealing the decryption keys, and a Nemty decryptor being released. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

What’s it like to come out as LGBTQIA+ at work?

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Today is the 31st Anniversary of National Coming Out Day. I wanted to highlight the importance of this day, share coming out resources, and publish some stories of what it’s like to come out in the workplace. About National Coming Out Day Thirty-one years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for…

Windows 10 KB4517389 Update May Cause Start Menu and Edge Issues

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Windows 10 1903 users continue to complain that Start Menu is giving a critical error message and that Edge now will not launch after installing the latest KB4517389 cumulative update. For some, uninstalling the recent cumulative update has fixed these issues, but for others the Start Menu problem persists. […] Source:: BleepingComputer