On May 12, 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware burst onto the worldwide scene. WannaCry infected over 200,000 systems and 150 countries in just 3 days.
Earlier this year, researchers from Akamai discovered attackers were abusing Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) vulnerabilities to conceal traffic, thus creating a malicious proxy system dubbed “UPnProxy.”
Researchers at Proofpoint have been tracking a massive distributed botnet dubbed Smominru, a Monero cryptocurrency miner, that spreads using the EternalBlue Exploit (CVE-2017-0144).
Security firms have recently seen numerous attacks whose main objective is to infect systems with crypto-mining software in an effort to profit off the rise of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero.
LG Electronics confirmed that WannaCry ransomware was responsible for last week’s infections that took down self-service kiosks.
McAfee Labs provided a good update late yesterday on the nature of the Petya ransomware and how it is “spreading like wildfire” around the globe.
A global cyber attack using WannaCrypt ransomware worm hit 74 countries, infecting hospitals, businesses, universities and other organizations.