It's suddenly all over the news. In hindsight, it was a matter of "not if, but when".
Sophos just warned against a new hybrid worm that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining.
Oh boy. Uber is known for pushing the limits of the law and has dozens of lawsuits pending against it, but this one went too far and now comes the reckoning.
Last week, cybersecurity firm Check Point published its regular Global Threat Index.
Malware that hijacks workstations to mine cryptocoins has apparently become the most popular infection on the planet.
"European Union member states have drafted a diplomatic document which states serious cyber-attacks by a foreign nation could be construed as an act of war.
The document, said to have been developed as a deterrent to provocations by the likes of Russia and North Korea, will state that member states may respond to online attacks with conventional weapons “in the gravest circumstances."
Wall Street Journal reporter Kate Fazzini wrote a very useful warning in the dedicated WSJ Pro cyber security newsletter. If you need budget for 2018 security awareness training, I recommend you send this extract to your C-level execs:
Organizations in Russia, Ukraine and a few hours later also the U.S. are under siege from Bad Rabbit, a new strain of ransomware which is basically a new, improved NotPetya version 2, the WSJ reported.