Microsoft Hijacks Necurs Botnet that Infected 9 Million PCs Worldwide

Microsoft today announced that it has successfully disrupted the botnet network of the Necurs malware, which has infected more than 9 million computers globally, and also hijacked the majority of its infrastructure. The latest botnet takedown was the result of a coordinated operation involving international police and private tech companies across 35 countries. The operationContinue reading “Microsoft Hijacks Necurs Botnet that Infected 9 Million PCs Worldwide”

“I’ve bounced back!”

If ransomware were a person, then it must be Alan Partridge, it just keeps bouncing back! I have been speaking about this very annoying yet simple problem to fix since 2015, just a reminder its 2019 and still Ransomware dominates news headlines and talk tracks from vendors. Forewarning this article is loaded with Partridge quotes,Continue reading ““I’ve bounced back!””

The worlds dumbest ransomware!

A new ransomware called CommonRansom was discovered that has a very bizarre request. In order to decrypt a computer after a payment is made, they require the victim to open up Remote Desktop Services on the affected computer and send them admin credentials in order to decrypt the victim’s files. Yup you read that right,Continue reading “The worlds dumbest ransomware!”

Overthinking, Thinking about Thinking…

I previously wrote this article and while I was writing that I was wondering do I think to much? Am I thinking about thinking? Welcome to over-thinking… Does your brain go at 1 million miles per hour bouncing between one thought and the next? Over thinking is a common issue these days and most of usContinue reading “Overthinking, Thinking about Thinking…”

Install a wireless adapter on Kali Linux

I have been doing a course recently which requires both Kali Linux and a wireless adapter which supports both “monitor” mode and “packet” mode….no prizes for guessing what kind of course this is. Anyway I thought I would post this short write up on how to do this as installing a USB wireless adapter inContinue reading “Install a wireless adapter on Kali Linux”

I spoke too soon…Zenis Ransomware Strikes

Yesterday I posted about ransomware cutting a rather low key figure so far in 2018, and then today Zenis strikes! Perfect timing as always! The attack surface is not known yet, researchers came across this and its not clear how it is being distributed to targets. This is a new strain of ransomware discovered thisContinue reading “I spoke too soon…Zenis Ransomware Strikes”

Ransomware is Dead……..

It seems we have beaten ransomware and it will never surface again! Okay maybe not but lets be honest it has been fairly quiet in the news about ransomware especially after last years huge news around #wannacry #nonpetya etc. But does this mean that ransomware has had its time and is no longer around? WellContinue reading “Ransomware is Dead……..”

What have I learnt? A letter to a young pre-sales engineer…

This blog stemmed from me being asked by a recent graduate what he should take in to pre-sales.  I thought about it and wondered what would I tell a 22-year-old (ten years ago) me turning up for his first job as a pre-sales engineer? Below are my rules to survive pre-sales (Zombie land Style): “Yes,Continue reading “What have I learnt? A letter to a young pre-sales engineer…”

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Its that time again! Today Microsoft has released its monthly set of security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been identified and addressed in various products. This month’s advisory release addresses 56 new vulnerabilities with 16 of them rated critical, 39 of them rated important and 1 of them rated Moderate. These vulnerabilities impact ASP.NET, Edge, InternetContinue reading “Microsoft Patch Tuesday”