Below are notable news stories and security-related happenings from last week:
- We heard some WannaCry echoes as Microsoft announced to retire SMBv1 from the fall and Honda had to temporarily close one of their plants while fighting the infection. All this while more fingers are starting to point at North-Korea.
- An analyst stumbled upon an unsecured server containing 198 million records of US voters’ data, including personal information and voter profiling data.
- South Korean web hosting company Nayana reportedly paid around $1 million in bitcoin as a ransom to regain control over more than 150 servers.
- The fight between Kaspersky and Microsoft continues, but Microsoft states it was only trying to help AV vendors be compatible with the latest updates.
- While others did their best to install ransomware on Windows 10 S and demonstrated a way to show how it could be done. Which did not stop Microsoft from repeating that Windows 10 S was not vulnerable to any known ransomware.
- Google did another Play app store cleaning by removing malicious apps potentially capable of rooting devices and sending expensive SMS messages from the Google Play Store. These applications contained the Ztorg trojan.
- The CyberTeam claimed responsibility for bringing down Skype in what looks like it was a DDoS attack. Experts are holding off judgement on the method and the claim until they follow up with their next claim, which they announced to be Steam.
- Google announced that it will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for advertising purposes. Unfortunately that will not stop the influx of advertisements. They will now be based on the settings of the users of the free Gmail service.
The Malwarebytes Labs Team