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A ransomware gang made $260,000 in 5 days using the 7zip utility

A ransomware gang made $260,000 in 5 days using the 7zip utility

ByA ransomware gang has made $260,000 in just five days simply by remotely encrypting files on QNAP devices using the 7zip archive program.Starting on Monday, QNAP NAS users from all over the world suddenly found their files encrypted after a  exploited vulnerabilities on their devices.While most ransomware groups put considerable development time in their malware to make it efficient, feature-rich, and have strong encryption, the Qlocker gang didn't even have to create their own malware program.Instead, they scanned for QNAP devices connected to the Internet and exploited them using the ....

Apr 24
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NVIDIA staff suggests rolling back Windows 10 update to fix game issues

NVIDIA staff suggests rolling back Windows 10 update to fix game issues

ByAn NVIDIA staff member has suggested users roll back to an earlier version of Windows 10 to resolve gameplay issues on devices using NVIDIA GPUs.Since Microsoft released the April 2021 cumulative updates, gamers have complained about frame rate drops and stuttering while playing games."This update seems to introduce a large amount of stuttering on my RTX 3070/R5 3600 rig. I initially thought it was corrupting the OS or graphics driver, but nope, the stuttering came back with every re-install and went away with every uninstall," a user stated in a Reddit thread about the April updates."For...

Apr 22
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Eversource Energy data breach caused by unsecured cloud storage

Eversource Energy data breach caused by unsecured cloud storage

ByEversource, the largest energy supplier in New England, has suffered a data breach after customers' personal information was exposed on an unsecured cloud server.Eversource Energy is the latest energy delivery company in New England, powering 4.3 million electric and natural gas customers throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.In a data breach notification shared with BleepingComputer, Eversource Energy is warning customers that the unsecured cloud storage server exposed their name, address, phone number, social security number, service address, and account number.For...

Apr 20
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Massive Qlocker ransomware attack uses 7zip to encrypt QNAP devices

Massive Qlocker ransomware attack uses 7zip to encrypt QNAP devices

ByUpdate 4/22/21: A bug was discovered last night that allowed victims to recover their 7zip password for free but was fixed soon after being discovered. More info in update below.A massive ransomware campaign targeting QNAP devices worldwide is underway, and users are finding their files now stored in password-protected 7zip archives.The ransomware is called Qlocker and began targeting QNAP devices on April 19th, 2021. Since then, there has been an enormous amount of activity in our support forum, and ID-Ransomware has seen a surge of submissions from victims.According to reports from...

Apr 21
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Microsoft releases a cyberattack simulator - Shall we play a game?

Microsoft releases a cyberattack simulator - Shall we play a game?

ByMicrosoft has released an open-source cyberattack simulator that allows security researchers and data scientists to create simulated network environments and see how they fare against AI-controlled cyber agents.This simulator is being released as an open-source project named '' built using a Python-based Open AI Gym interface. The Microsoft 365 Defender Research team created CyberBattleSim to model how a threat actor spreads laterally through a network after its initial compromise."The environment consists of a network of computer nodes. It is parameterized by a fixed network topology and...

Apr 8
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Windows 95 Easter egg discovered after being hidden for 25 years

Windows 95 Easter egg discovered after being hidden for 25 years

ByA Windows hacker has found a never-before-seen Easter egg in the Windows 95 Internet Mail application, twenty-five years after the software was released.When developing software, it is not uncommon for developers to slip in a secret hidden feature, message, or even a mini-game, that users can discover by performing particular actions in a program.Easter eggs are always fun to find as they provide a small glimpse into a relaxed moment in the normally hectic and serious pace of software development.This week, a new Easter egg in Windows 95's Internet Mail program has been discovered by...

Mar 27
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Computer giant Acer hit by $50 million ransomware attack

Computer giant Acer hit by $50 million ransomware attack

ByComputer giant Acer has been hit by a REvil ransomware attack where the threat actors are demanding the largest known ransom to date, $50,000,000.Acer is a Taiwanese electronics and computer maker well-known for laptops, desktops, and monitors. Acer employs approximately 7,000 employees and earned $7.8 billion in 2019.Yesterday, the ransomware gang announced on their data leak site that they had breached Acer and shared some images of allegedly stolen files as proof.These leaked images are for documents that include financial spreadsheets, bank balances, and bank communications.In...

Mar 19
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Computer giant Acer hit by $50 million ransomware attack

Computer giant Acer hit by $50 million ransomware attack

ByComputer giant Acer has been hit by a REvil ransomware attack where the threat actors are demanding the largest known ransom to date, $50,000,000.Acer is a Taiwanese electronics and computer maker well-known for laptops, desktops, and monitors. Acer employs approximately 7,000 employees and earned $7.8 billion in 2019.Yesterday, the ransomware gang announced on their data leak site that they had breached Acer and shared some images of allegedly stolen files as proof.These leaked images are for documents that include financial spreadsheets, bank balances, and bank communications.In...

Mar 19
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Cyberpunk 2077 bug fixed that let malicious mods take over PCs

Cyberpunk 2077 bug fixed that let malicious mods take over PCs

ByCD Projekt Red has released a hotfix for Cyberpunk 2077 to fix a remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited by third-party data file modifications and save games files.On February 2nd, 20201, CD Projekt warned that Cyberpunk 2077 users should avoid using files, such as mods that modify data files or custom save game files, due to a vulnerability in how the game uses DLL files.If you plan to use mods/custom saves on PC, use caution. We've been made aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses which can be used to execute code on PCs. Issue will be fixed...

Feb 8
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Fake Microsoft DirectX 12 site pushes crypto-stealing malware

Fake Microsoft DirectX 12 site pushes crypto-stealing malware

ByCybercriminals have created a fake Microsoft DirectX 12 download page to distribute malware that steals your cryptocurrency wallets and passwords.Even though the site comes complete with a contact form, privacy policy, a disclaimer, and a DMCA infringement page, there is nothing legitimate about the website or the programs it distributes.When users click on the Download buttons, they will be redirected to an external page that prompts them to download a file. Depending on whether you click on the 32-bit or 64-bit version, you will be offered a file named '6080b4_DirectX-12-Down.zip' [] or...

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