NotPetya – infection by legitimate auto-update

It seems the malware NotPetya, which infected mainly computer in Ukraine recently, was spread by a regular software update. As reported previously, the option to decrypt data is only “simulated” – a real decryption is not possible. Backdoor in .NET According to an analysis by ESET the tax software M.E.Doc – a popular tax software in Ukraine – Read More …

Fedora 26 released

Today, the Fedora Project released the stable version of their Linux Distribution – Fedora 26.  The new version includes Gnome 3.24, GCC 7, Python 3.6 and many many other fresh releases. Anaconda, the Fedora Installer, got a new partitioning tool which is supposed to be “appreciated by enthusiasts and sysadmins who like to build up Read More …

Mozilla developer rejected travel to USA

Already on Tuesday reported gizmodo that the USA have prohibited the entry into the United States for Mozilla Developer Daniel Stenberg – author of the command line program curl. And that, although Stenberg has a valid visa, which should allow him to travel to the United States. ESTA despite visa rejected Stenberg could make no check-in for Read More …

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 …