WannaCry: more details about the ransomware attack

Meanwhile, the major attack of WannaCry aka WanaDecrypt0r 2.0 has been stopped. As I noted in my previous post, some  stop switch was found by accident when an expert noticed that a special domain gets addressed from WannaCry. As the domain was available, he registered it hoping to collect more information and data sent out from the ransomware. Read More …

Massive Cyberattack hits UK Health System, Deutsche Bahn

A massive Cyberattack that seems to have source in Russia currently spreads the world. After first analysis by Kaspersky and Avast they think it’s a new version of the crypt locker WannaCry. The software requires a payment of 300$ in bitcoins to release the encryption key, and blackmails the owners that the key would be deleted in Read More …

SHA-1 broken

Seems that a team around Google managed to hit the first SHA1 Collision, creating two identical SHA1 checksums for two absolutely different documents. At current time, they took about nearly 7000 years of single-CPU and GPU calculation (12 million GPU years) – but we had similar high rates at first attack on PPTP. As we Read More …