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# Krebs On Security

  • Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:48:12 +0000
    On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices like wireless routers and security cameras into a botnet for use in large cyberattacks. Roughly a week after that assault, the individual(s) who launched that attack -- using the name “Anna Senpai” -- released the source code for Mirai, spawning dozens of copycat attack armies online.After months of digging, KrebsOnSecurity is now confident to have uncovered Anna Senpai’s real-life identity, and the identity of at least one co-conspirator who helped to write and modify the malware.
  • Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:10:34 +0000
    Adobe and Microsoft on Tuesday each released security updates for software installed on hundreds of millions of devices. Adobe issued an update for Flash Player and for Acrobat/Reader. Microsoft released just four updates to plug some 15 security holes in Windows and related software.
  • Extortionists Wipe Thousands of Databases, Victims Who Pay Up Get Stiffed Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:06:47 +0000
    Tens of thousands of personal and possibly proprietary databases that were left accessible to the public online have just been wiped from the Internet, replaced with ransom notes demanding payment for the return of the files. Adding insult to injury, it appears that virtually none of the victims who have paid the ransom have gotten their files back because multiple fraudsters are now wise to the extortion attempts and are competing to replace each other's ransom notes.

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