Cool News Story Bro! Week of 09-18-2015

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Hey Guys,

I know it’s been a while since the last one of these and we apologize for the delay, but life got in the way. Let’s try and get back on track with these though. A short post today but there will be many more to come. So off we go.

  1. The Shade Encryptor: a Double Threat

    1. First story, a good analysis of the Shade Encryptor ransomware by Kaspersky labs. This is a fairly nasty piece of ransowmware that also downloads additional malware in addition to encrypting your personal files.
    2. Read More @ https://securelist.com/analysis/publications/72087/the-shade-encryptor-a-double-threat/
  2. D-Link Accidentally Publishes Private Code Signing Keys

    1. Next, D-Link seems to have made a slight “oops” by accidentally including a number of it’s private code signing keys with the publicly released firmware source code. Only one of the keys seem to be valid but a researcher was able to use the key to sign software and make it appear to be digitally signed by D-Link.
    2. Read More @ mobile.slashdot.org/story/15/09/17/1752210/d-link-accidentally-publishes-private-code-signing-keys
  3. Dutch Police Arrest Alleged CoinVault Ransomware Authors

    1. Next, for some good news, Dutch police have arrested the alleged authors of the CoinVault ransomware. A relatively less known than some of the more prolific ransomware it is still good to know that one less piece of malicious software like this is in operation.
    2. Read More @ https://threatpost.com/dutch-police-arrest-alleged-coinvault-ransomware-authors/114707/
  4. SYNful Knock – A Cisco router implant – Part I

    1. Last story for the week is an in depth analysis by FireEye of a router implant backdoor found in Cisco devices. This is a fairly in depth analysis of how the backdoor functions and all the relevant details. Very good read.
    2. Read More @ https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2015/09/synful_knock_-_acis.html

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