NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m

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Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m). The company was one of several to have its computer systems severely disrupted by the NotPetya ransomware outbreak in June. Company executives also acknowledged TNT had yet to fully restore all its IT operations and was […]

Major cyber-attack will happen soon, warns UK’s security boss

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A “category one” cyber-attack, the most serious tier possible, will happen “sometime in the next few years”, a director of the National Cybersecurity Centre has warned. According to the agency, which reports to GCHQ and has responsibly for ensuring the UK’s information security, a category one cybersecurity incident requires a national […]

Locky is coming: Ransomware campaign uses Game of Thrones-themed scripting variables

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A Lannister always pays his debts. And you, too, may have to pay up if you become infected with Locky ransomware, delivered in an email distribution campaign that uses Game of Thrones references in its scripting variables. In a company blog post on Friday, PhishMe intelligence analyst Victor Cornell describes recently discovered Locky threat campaign, noting that the […]

PSA: New Microsoft Word 0day used in the wild

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Microsoft has just patched an important vulnerability in Microsoft Word during its latest patch Tuesday cycle. According to the security firm that found it [1], this new zero-day (CVE-2017-8759) was used in targeted attacks to install a piece of malware known as FinFisher. Microsoft Office has been in the line of fire throughout the […]