[SecurityWeek] U.S. Government Issues Urgent Warning on BlackMatter Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) this week published a joint advisory to warn organizations of an increased threat posed by the BlackMatter ransomware gang.

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[TheRecord] UK government plans to release Nmap scripts for finding vulnerabilities

The UK government’s cyber-security agency plans to release Nmap scripts in order to help system administrators in scanning their networks for unpatched or vulnerable devices. The new project, titled Scanning Made Easy (SME), will be managed by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is a joint effort with Industry 100 (i100), a collaboration between the NCSC and […]

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[SecurityWeek] Consumer Antivirus Firms NortonLifeLock and Avast to Merge in $8.6 Billion Deal

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Consumer cybersecurity firms NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK) and Prague-based Avast announced on Tuesday that the two firms have agreed to merge in a deal valued between roughly $8.1-$8.6 billion. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[SANS ISC] CFBF Files Strings Analysis, (Mon, Jun 28th)

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The Office file format that predates the OOXML format, is a binary format based on the CFBF format. I informally call this the ole file format. It’s a binary file format, and is uncompressed (disregarding application specific exceptions, like VBA source code). That lends itself to strings analysis, as I’ve wrote about in previous diary […]

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