Ransomware – New Petya variant impacts European firms

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This second major corporate ransomware attack is not quite as large as the original attack in May, as many firms have patched.  But the ransomware agent is much more sophisticated as researchers continue to evaluate these attacks in Europe http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-idUSKBN19I1TD https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Checking+out+the+new+Petya+variant/22562 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wannacry-d-j-vu-petya-ransomware-outbreak-wreaking-havoc-across-the-globe/ This is a follow-up from our previous diary about today’s ransomware attacks using […]

Microsoft Windows – Non-security fixes for Search and web page print issues

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The 4th Tuesday of month is occasionally used to schedule non-security fixes and this release may contain some important fixes for those experiencing recent issues from last Windows update:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4022168/windows-7-sp1-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-update-kb4022168 This non-security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of Monthly Rollup KB4022719 (released June 13, 2017) and also includes these new quality […]

Ransomware – New second major outbreak impacting Europe

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Early reports are sketchy with ISC & Kaspersky providing some of latest updates https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Widescale+Petya+variant+ransomware+attack+noted/22560/ https://threatpost.com/second-global-ransomware-outbreak-under-way/126549/ Initial reports indicate this is much like last month’s WannaCry attack.   A global WannaCry-like ransomware outbreak–which began in Russia and Ukraine and spread across Europe–is being reported today. The attack is locking down networks in a number of industries, including […]


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