October 26, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News October 26, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:

Trickbot—the for-hire botnet Microsoft attacked—is scrambling to stay alive. Good-ish news for once on this persistent tool so common in ransomware targets. They have a new functional server list, though, so egress control is still the #1 most effective mitigation strategy.

Six Russians accused of the world’s most destructive hacks indicted. More good news, for now. Remember the NotPetya wiper that caused billions in losses or Ukraine power grid attacks?

Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now. Pay attention to which ad blockers you use.

Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites. KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.

Security Experts Alarmed by ‘Broken’ Cyber Market. Not surprising, but showcases how large the opportunity is if we simply address clients with whom we have a relationship of trust and confidence.

Did you know?

Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time. This is huge.

For a video version of this, it’s on youtube unlisted at: https://youtu.be/DmPyttxU_E0