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One of the most infamous strains of ransomware has evolved, gaining the ability to prevent detection from cybersecurity tools, making it much harder for the malicious software to be analyzed.
The Cerber ransomware was discovered in early 2016. Aside from the typical behavior of encrypting victims' files, the malware also packs a .vbs file, which speaks out its ransom note to further scare those that have been infected.
Foiling people who manufacture fake money can be a pretty challenging task, which is why governments regularly role out new security enhancements to their legal tender. Holographic strips, special serial numbers and insignias, one-of-a-kind ink helps keep paper bills safer from fakes than they’ve ever been, but what about coinage? The UK’s Royal Mint thinks it has a solution, and it’s introduced it in its brand new one pound coin. The only problem is that nobody besides the Royal Mint actually know what the feature is, how it works, or why it makes coins “impossible” to fake.
One of the popular and persistent rumors for 2017’s iPhone is that it will be doing away with the iconic home button, which also begs the question of where will the fingerprint sensor go? Some have suggested that Apple could ditch Touch ID in favor of facial recognition, while others suggest an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
U.S. President Donald Trump is extending by one year special powers introduced by former President Barack Obama that allow the government to issue sanctions against people and organizations engaged in significant cyberattacks and cybercrime against the U.S.
Executive Order 13694 was introduced on April 1, 2015, and was due to expire on Saturday, but the president sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday evening informing it of his plans to keep it active.
Hackers reportedly targeted the German parliament with new cyberattacks as recently as January. The malvertising campaign saw hackers use a compromised Israeli news site to redirect users to a malicious site. However, cyber defences incorporated after the parliament was hacked in 2015 reportedly helped officials thwart the cyberattack, according to the German cybersecurity watchdog.