[ThreatPost] Common Cloud Misconfigurations Exploited in Minutes, Report

Opportunistic attackers instantly exploited insecurely exposed services deployed in honeypots by Unit 42 researchers, demonstrating the immediate danger of these typical mistakes.

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[ZDNet] This strange malware stops you from visiting pirate websites

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An odd vigilante campaign is preventing victims from accessing pirate content online. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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[SecurityWeek] Tech Titans Join US Cyber Team to Fight Ransomware

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US cybersecurity officials on Thursday said Amazon, Google and Microsoft have enlisted to help them fight ransomware and defend cloud computing systems from hackers. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[TheRecord] Free decrypters released for AtomSilo, Babuk, and LockFile ransomware strains

Antivirus maker and cyber-security firm Avast has released today free decryption utilities to recover files that have been encrypted by three ransomware strains—AtomSilo, Babuk, and LockFile. The AtomSilo and LockFile decrypters are being offered as one single download because of the similarities between the two ransomware strains. “Both the AtomSilo and LockFile ransomware strains are very similar […]

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