THE MASTERMIND OF THE WECRY RANSOMWARE

EXCERPTS OF THE MASTERMIND OF THE WECRY RANSOMWARE The mastermind behind the the Ransomware known as WanaCry/WeCry/WanaCrypt0r/WanaCrypt was recorded over the telephone on May 7th, 2016 trying to hire a hacker to write the ransomware.  To listen to the full recording and the name, email address and phone number the…


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Cyber attack hits #Atlanta #computers ‘Everyone who has done #business’ with #city may be at #risk

ATLANTA – In a story first reported by 11Alive, city of Atlanta computers have been cyber attacked by ransomware that has encrypted some personal and financial data. “We don’t know the extent of the attack,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in a Thursday afternoon press conference. New Atlanta COO…


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This #ransomware #threatens to slowly #delete your #files every 24 hours until you #pay up

A new variant of the malicious Scarab ransomware has been uncovered in the wild that uses a different distribution method and threat to scare victims into paying up. While the original Scarab ransomware was distributed by a massive spam campaign hosted by the Necurs botnet, the new variant dubbed “Scarabey” targets Remote…


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FBI #Software For #Analyzing #Fingerprints Contains #Russian-Made Code, #Whistleblowers Say

In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems. The fingerprint-analysis software used by…


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T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number

The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug. Until last week, a bug on a T-Mobile website let hackers access personal data such as email address, a customer’s T-Mobile account number, and the phone’s IMSI, a standardized unique…


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NATIONS THAT HACK THE U.S. COULD FACE ‘REAL WORLD’ CONSEQUENCES, HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER WARNED

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert suggested the U.S. government may dole out “real world” punishment to nation-states that hack federal systems or violate agreed upon cybersecurity norms. The White House is exploring ways to deter cyber adversaries as called for by President Donald Trump’s May executive order, Bossert…


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The Hacking Wars Are Going to Get Much Worse

Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia — have used cyberattacks and the dissemination of disinformation through social…


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Feds seize largest criminal ‘dark web’ site AlphaBay after Atlanta investigations

The largest criminal marketplace on the internet, AlphaBay, has been seized by the U.S. Department of Justice with the help of Atlanta-based investigations, officials said Thursday. An AlphaBay staffer was identified through an ongoing investigation conducted in Atlanta, DOJ spokesman Bob Page said. Officials said the “dark web” operation started…


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Two charged with running hacking service used in ‘major computer intrusions’ of U.S. businesses

Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for more than a decade and used in major attacks against U.S. businesses, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. The men, along with an alleged co-conspirator in Virginia, designed a buffet…


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Cyber Attacks Cripple Companies Worldwide

A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their…


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How To Protect Your Router From Hackers

According to recently leaked documents, the CIA has been hacking numerous Wi-Fi routers to monitor a wide range of users for years. The files point to the CIA’s hacking body called Engineering Development Group, whose members have been allegedly targeting home, office, and public devices. Notably, one part of the documents (PDF)…


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Ex-NSA Analyst: Hackers Can Use E-Cigarettes and Whiskey to Get Your Most Sensitive Data

Hackers have all kinds of tools to breach your company’s network, including military-grade exploits and viruses. But the most wide-ranging hacks start with low-tech methods and social engineering, says David Kennedy, who started in computer security waging cyberwar for the U.S. government, including the National Security Agency, and is now…


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The Culprit Behind the WannaCry Ransomware Attack Has Been Identified As The Same Group Behind the Microsoft Tech Support Scam

“Federal Law Enforcement and Microsoft and Were Notified of The Threat in 2016. They Did Not Respond” Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 18, 2017 National Cyber Security News has recorded conversations of the mastermind behind the ransomware known as “WannaCry”, “WanaCrypt0r”, “WeCry”, and “WanaCrypt”. National Cyber Security Ventures (the parent company…


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