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S3 Ep42: Viruses, Nightmares, patches, rewards and scammers [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’38”] Learning from computer virus history.  [02’26”] The PrintNightmare saga continues.  [05’27”] Apple puts out a patch, but doesn’t say why.  [08’12”] Snitch on a crook and earn $10 million.  [17’50”] Scammars do grammer and speeling correctly.  [25’12”] And the Business Email Compromise that wasn’t. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. . . . Read more

S3 Ep41: Crashing iPhones, PrintNightmares, and Code Red memories [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [01’32”] We explain how a format string bug could lock your iPhone out of your own network.  [08’53”] We revisit the PrintNightmare saga, which is sort-of fixed but not really.  [12’50”] We look back at the 20-year-old Code Red virus.  [18’30”] We look at what cybercriminals spend money on (hint: more cybercrime).  [29’10”] And in this . . . Read more

Want to earn $10 million? Snitch on a cybercrook!

by Paul Ducklin Just over a week ago, we wrote about the REvil ransomware gang’s latest braggadoccio. As you probably know, ransomware operators like REvil, Clop and others don’t generally work on the front line themselves by conducting the actual network intrusions that deliver the final ransomware warhead. Instead, they . . . Read more

S3 Ep40: Kaseya breach, PrintNightmare 0-day, and hacking versus the law [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’21”] The “Independence Day Weekend” ransomware drama.  [15’55”] The PrintNightmare nightmare continues.  [24’16”] An email hacker gets his conviction overturned.  [30’35”] In this week’s Oh! No! story, a server room fills with toxic fumes… With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Download the IBM 3270 retrofont that Duck admired in the podcast. Intro and outro . . . Read more

Kaseya ransomware attackers say: “Pay $70 million and we’ll set everyone free”

by Paul Ducklin It’s like the movie Independence Day, but with the malware part of the story back-to-front. In the 1996 Jeff Goldblum classic, the bespectacled, academic antihero finally quashes the alien invaders by connecting to their mothership with his Mac laptop and uploading a computer virus that even the . . . Read more