20th June resource updates

Updates to Anti-Social Media 

Lukas Stefanko : New Telegram-abusing Android RAT discovered in the wild – “Entirely new malware family discovered by ESET researchers”

Updates to Cryptocurrency/Crypto-mining News and Resources

GB Hackers: Bithump Hacked – Hackers Steal $31 Million Worth Cryptocurrency

The Register: At last, a use for Intel’s SGX – locking AI and blockchain, says Intel – “Bias-enabling algorithms and smart contract tech no one quite trusts now easier to secure”

Also from The Register: Hot new application for blockchain: How does botnet control sound? – “It could happen, warns researcher” (to be precise, Omer Zohar in a presentation at BSides Tel Aviv, called Unblockable Chains – Is Blockchain the ultimate malicious infrastructure?).

Pierluigi Paganini: Android-based devices Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick hit by cryptomining malware

Updates to Internet of (not necessarily necessary) Things

[Many of the Things that crop up on this page are indeed necessary. But that doesn’t mean that connecting them to the Internet of Things (or even the Internet of Everything) is necessary, or even desirable, given how often that connectivity widens the attack surface.]

ZDNet: Vulnerabilities in these IoT cameras could give attackers full control, warn researchers – “Researchers at VDOO discover vulnerabilities which, if left unpatched, could allow attackers to take control of the devices or rope cameras into botnets”

The Register: Um, excuse me. Do you have clearance to patch that MRI scanner? – “Healthcare regulations working against cybersecurity, claims expert”

Updates to Specific Ransomware Families and Types

Malwarebytes: SamSam ransomware: controlled distribution for an elusive malware

Updates to Mac Virus

June 20th iOS and Android news

David Harley


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