Cyber Security News for 5Apr2020

  1. Jope virus is a ransomware infection that belongs to the STOP Ransomware family of cryptoviruses. It’s main goal is to encrypt your files and ask you to pay ransom so that you can open and use them again. This video is a removal and file recovery guide for the .jope files virus from your computer.”
  2. “For the past few months, an organized attack campaign is targeting misconfigured open Docker Daemon API ports to spread the Kinsing malware which is designed for cryptomining.
  3. “As the federal agency overseeing relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic was preparing to ramp up its lending, some of the Small Business Administration’s loan applicants may have had their personally identifiable information exposed to others, an agency spokeswoman tells CyberScoop.”
  4. “Malware or “malicious software” is a broad term to describe any sort of software developed with the intention to cause damage or gain access to a computer or network.”
  5. “Researchers from The Ohio State University, New York University, and CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security analyzed thousands of mobile applications for Android and discovered dangerous behavior, including backdoors and blacklists.”
  6. “If you’re on the regular version of Firefox, you’re looking to upgrade from 74.0 to 74.0.1 and if you’re using the Extended Support Release (ESR), you should upgrade from ESR 68.6.0 to ESR 68.6.1.”
  7. “The ransomware operators have been incredibly active in the last few weeks. The infamous DoppelPaymer group has leaked the files of Commercial Development Company, Inc — a real estate acquisition and development company. CDC’s North American accumulative acquisition and development portfolio includes over 85-million-square feet under roof located on over 300 sites throughout the United States and Canada. Their clients’ list includes some heavy names such as BHP, Citi, Armco Steel, Wells Fargo and others.”

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