Howdy folks! Back again after being out 3.5 days last week…and it’s taken 2 days to catch up! 😛
Going to start this entry’s off with a doozie…the Skype Ransomworm. I actually hadn’t heard about this until a couple of friends mentioned it yesterday…and oh heck it’s something to pay attention to! Trend Micro has a good write up on their site here, but let me give you the basics.
This is a version of the Dorkbot worm that goes through the standards of stealing every single login and password you have to become a part of a botnet. Typical Worm stuff…but it’s coming out of Skype contact lists…and it’s demanding money. Some of the emails sent by this virus will contain a link that’ll download ransomware onto computers, demanding $200 be sent or the computer will be shutdown/erased/etc.
In the first 24 hours, TrendMicro had blocked over 2000 instances. While not a OMGWTFBBQ moment, it’s always good to be aware. 🙂
Something for you to ponder (make sure your AV is up to date) while I prepare a dissertation on what I was taught up at Meraki’s offices last week. I’ll be sure to share as soon as I have time. 🙂
Have a great rest of your day! 🙂