Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-08-18

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

www.zdnet.com/article/at-least-20-texas-local-governments-hit-in-coordinated-ransomware-attack/ Infection blamed on a strain of ransomware known only as the “.JSE ransomware.”

Steam Accounts Being Stolen Through Elaborate Free Game Scam

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/steam-accounts-being-stolen-through-elaborate-free-game-scam/ An elaborate scam is underway that pretends to be a free game giveaway site, but instead hacks a user’s Steam account, takes control over it, and then incorporates the new victim into their attack by targeting other players.

Adware Posing as 85 Photography and Gaming Apps on Google Play Installed Over 8 Million Times

blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/adware-posing-as-85-photography-and-gaming-apps-on-google-play-installed-over-8-million-times/ We found another example of adwares potential real-life impact on Google Play. Trend Micro detects this as AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH. It isnt your run-of-the-mill adware family: Apart from displaying advertisements that are difficult to close, it employs unique techniques to evade detection through user behavior and time-based triggers.

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