Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-04-12

Sodinokibi Ransomware to stop taking Bitcoin to hide money trail

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sodinokibi-ransomware-to-stop-taking-bitcoin-to-hide-money-trail/ The Sodinokibi Ransomware has started to accept the Monero cryptocurrency to make it harder for law enforcement to track ransom payments and plans to stop allowing bitcoin payments in the future.

Burning Cell Towers, Out of Baseless Fear They Spread the Virus

www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/how-a-virus-conspiracy-theory-fueled-arson-and-harassment-in-britain/ar-BB12rCms Across Britain, more than 30 acts of arson and vandalism have taken place against wireless towers and other telecom gear this month, according to police reports and a telecom trade group. In roughly 80 other incidents in the country, telecom technicians have been harassed on the job.

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-wiper-malware-impersonates-security-researchers-as-prank/ A malware distributor has decided to play a nasty prank by locking victim’s computers before they can start Windows and then blaming the infection on two well-known and respected security researchers.

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