The Evolving Risks of Ransom-ware and Robocalls
An Ascentium I.T. Security Threat Assessment Warning
Posted by: Ernesto Cervantes
As users scramble to patch their systems and networks, the world of Personal Data Theft and Computer Network Attack continue to evolve at an ever increasing rate of risk. Here are some of the newest Internet Security Threats that you should review and harden your Network Defenses against.
Complex Petya-Like Ransomware Outbreak Worse Than WannaCry:
The attackers behind this global ransomware outbreak are spreading the malware using a modified version of the leaked NSA EternalBlue exploit and two Windows utilities to move laterally on local networks, adding layers of complexity to this attack to where it could dwarf WannaCry in short order. Read the full story at ThreatPost.com.
This Dark Web Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs:
A relatively new dark web service claims to offer a simple, automated way to trick targets into giving up their PINs or other data such as mother's maiden name. With this information, malicious hackers could access the target's online banking accounts or other sensitive accounts. Read the full story at Motherboard.vice.com.
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