Monthly Archives: June 2017

Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak
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    Jun

Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper has found a way to prevent the Petya (NotPetya/SortaPetya/Petna) ransomware from infecting computers. The ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the globe today, locking hard drive MFT and MBR sections and preventing computers from booting. Unless victims opted to pay a ransom (which is now pointless and not recommended), there was no way to...

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Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes
  • 28
    Jun

Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system. Virtual machines are in used in many scenarios to create throw-away environments that pose no threat to the main operating system in case of compromise. For...

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