Enter Peyta (aka Petya or Petrwrap), the new ransomware variant that is spreading. She has many similarities to Wannacry. They both use an NSA exploit known as EternalBlue that targets a SMB vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144), for which Microsoft released a patch in March. Unfortunately, Petya has a few more tricks up her sleeve.
What makes Peyta more malicious?
Cyber-criminals have learned from the …
The General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR came into force in April 2016. Some people think they are a thorn in the side of cloud providers, but I beg to differ. I regard these regulations as an aid rather than a threat to investment in the cloud.
What are the "GDPR" about?
In essence, the GDPR define the rules that apply to using and processing personal data of EU residents. …
On Friday 12 May, a new version of ransomware WannaCry hit many countries worldwide. And the attack is still not over.
As long as we continue to unthinkingly open and left-click email files, this sort of problem will never go away. Anti-malware companies will grab the chance to promote their products. But, what lessons can we learn from this attack?
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a form of …
This post examines the security context for mobile devices. Often, the assumption is made that a mobile device can be secured through a complete lock down. We will argue that from and end-user perspective, more interesting starting points for security exist.