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Microsoft scrambles to fix worst Windows issue 'in recent memory'
05/11/17 at 21:26:32
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Microsoft scrambles to fix worst Windows issue 'in recent memory'
By Brooke Crothers   Fox News


There’s a hole in Windows big enough that Microsoft did an emergency fix this week.

Called the “worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory” and "crazy bad" by the Google security expert that discovered it, the malware requires no interaction from a user. Often malware requires a PC user to, for example, click on a bad link or do something that -- unbeknownst to the user -- downloads rogue code.

The fact that Microsoft took action immediately to fix it – a so-called “emergency out-of-band update” – means it’s very serious.

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Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries; some UK hospitals crippled
Reply #1 - 05/12/17 at 17:01:39
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Cyber attacks that hit 74 countries across Europe and Asia Friday, impacting the public health system in Britain, apparently involved a leaked hacking tool from the National Security Agency.

The attack used ransomware, which is malware that encrypts data and locks a user from their data until they pay a ransom. The tool, which was leaked by a group known as Shadow Brokers, had been stolen from the N.S.A. as part of a wide swath of tools illegally released in 2016.

Cyber attacks that hit 74 countries across Europe and Asia Friday, impacting the public health system in Britain, apparently involved a leaked hacking tool from the National Security Agency.

The attack used ransomware, which is malware that encrypts data and locks a user from their data until they pay a ransom. The tool, which was leaked by a group known as Shadow Brokers, had been stolen from the N.S.A. as part of a wide swath of tools illegally released in 2016.

Microsoft said that they had rolled out a patch to fix the issue, but certain targets, including the hospitals in Britain, had not yet updated their systems.

The malware was sent via email with a file attached to it. From there, it subsequently spread.

Tom Donnelly, a spokesman for N.H.S. Digital, said the attack was still "ongoing" and that that the organization was "made aware of it this afternoon," according to an interview in The New York Times.

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More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday
Reply #2 - 05/14/17 at 14:26:29
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An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.

Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, told Sky News that it was now important that IT departments checked their systems on Monday morning to ensure they had not been compromised.

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Re: Microsoft scrambles to fix worst Windows issue 'in recent memory'
Reply #3 - 05/15/17 at 21:57:44
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Is this that Shadow Broker group acting up again?
This article is dated April 20th, 2017
https://www.darknet.org.uk/2017/04/shadow-brokers-release-dangerous-nsa-hacking-...
I'm just wondering if this might be related to the announcement by that new CIA director that threatened, in so many words, to capture and kill Julian Assange. At the time, I thought that was a foolish remark to make.
The tools are out there, on the dark net. Killing Assange is not going to accomplish anything, unless this new director believes he can intimidate the entire Anonymous community with death threats or assassination.
Microsoft is the company that wants to handle every computer's data in their own mega data centers.
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North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
Reply #4 - 05/16/17 at 08:48:13
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By Ryan Gaydos   Fox News


Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than 300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.

Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said that some of the code used in the version of the WannaCry software had also been used in programs run by the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.

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Re: North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
Reply #5 - 05/18/17 at 23:32:31
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Nyte_Byrd wrote on 05/16/17 at 08:48:13:
North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
By Ryan Gaydos   Fox News


Cyber security researchers said Monday they may be able to link North Korea to the unprecedented global cyberattack that took more than 300,000 computers hostage in 150 countries last week.
Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said that some of the code used in the version of the WannaCry software had also been used in programs run by the North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.
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Those critical functions could save us and themselves a whole lot of trouble  by simply running on parallel, secure, networks; but, oh, no, they have to put the entire western world at risk so that Microsoft and Google can remain relevent, and priofitable.
I looked up Bill Gates on jewornotjew and it came up negative. I'm still not convinced. I'll always believe he is an IBM invention.
  
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Re: North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
Reply #6 - 05/19/17 at 02:50:30
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RedDirt wrote on 05/18/17 at 23:32:31:
Those critical functions could save us and themselves a whole lot of trouble  by simply running on parallel, secure, networks; but, oh, no, they have to put the entire western world at risk so that Microsoft and Google can remain relevent, and priofitable.
I looked up Bill Gates on jewornotjew and it came up negative. I'm still not convinced. I'll always believe he is an IBM invention.


Just so you know, Bill Gates hasn't been involved or run microcrap in over a decade.  He's retired.  The current CEO, Satya Nadella, replaced Steve Ballmer in Feb. of 2014.  Ballmer was Bill Gates replacement.

Now Nadella, I like to call him "Nutella", is a liberal POS.  Between him, and Ballmer, Microcrap is slowly sinking.
  

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Re: North Korea possibly behind global cyberattack, researchers say
Reply #7 - 05/19/17 at 12:04:59
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UCAV wrote on 05/19/17 at 02:50:30:
Just so you know, Bill Gates hasn't been involved or run microcrap in over a decade.  He's retired.  The current CEO, Satya Nadella, replaced Steve Ballmer in Feb. of 2014.  Ballmer was Bill Gates replacement.
Now Nadella, I like to call him "Nutella", is a liberal POS.  Between him, and Ballmer, Microcrap is slowly sinking.

Windows operating systems were designed to accomodate invasive, tracking, systems, from the start. Microsoft had all the appearances of a false front for IBM, an anti-trust dodge, until people realized it was not the IRS the company was dodging, but the U. S. Constitution, the 4th Amendment. It had quietly and smoothly played a key role in creating a  mass surveillance system.
As an aside, I started web site once. As soon as a noticed the number of Asian spoof accounts coming on board, I had the registration system completely revamped and secured. That may sound complicated and high tech, but it was not, even a little bit. It only took the will to be secure.
The big unknown now is what are they doing to the phone system?

  
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