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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-06-07

Fake ransomware decryptor double-encrypts desperate victims’ files

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-ransomware-decryptor-double-encrypts-desperate-victims-files/ A fake decryptor for the STOP Djvu Ransomware is being distributed that lures already desperate people with the promise of free decryption. Instead of getting their files back for free, they are infected with another ransomware that makes their situation even worse.

New Tekya Ad Fraud Found on Google Play

blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/new-tekya-ad-fraud-found-on-google-play/ In late March, researchers from CheckPoint found the Tekya malware family, which was being used to carry out ad fraud, on Google Play. These apps have since been removed from the store, but we recently found a variant of this family that had made its way onto Google Play via five malicious apps, although these have also been removed.

Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

krebsonsecurity.com/2020/06/owners-of-ddos-for-hire-service-vdos-get-6-months-community-service/ The co-owners of vDOS, a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each have been sentenced to six months of community service by an Israeli court.

uBlock Origin for Chrome now blocks port scans on most sites

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ublock-origin-for-chrome-now-blocks-port-scans-on-most-sites/ A recent update to an ad block filter list now allows the uBlock Origin extension to block most of the known sites that perform port scans of your local Windows computer.

This bot hunts software bugs for the Pentagon

arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/06/this-bot-hunts-software-bugs-for-the-pentagon/ Champion of a 2016 DARPA contest at DEFCON, now Mayhem gets used by the military.

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