Tag Archives: Endpoint Security

New variant of Petya ransomware (also known as Petrwrap/PetyaWrap)

Source: Sophos Knowledge Base Overview Sophos is aware of a new ransomware variant being seen in multiple countries today. Our investigation shows that this attack both encrypts files and the Master Boot Record (MBR) and can spread rapidly using several techniques, including the “EternalBlue” exploit of a vulnerability in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) service, which Windows… Read More »

Petya variants behind the global ransomware outbreak: here’s what we know so far

Source: Sophos Naked Security Editor’s note: Sophos customers can follow the technical updates in this Knowledge Base Article, which includes a list of the variants we’re detecting and blocking. This article will also be updated as new details emerge. SophosLabs has determined that new variants of Petya ransomware (also known as GoldenEye) are behind the massive online outbreak that spread across Europe, Russia,… Read More »

How to Backup your Android contacts (article 1)

Backup your Android – Why should you care One of the cloud hosted services we offer is enterprise cloud hosted backups which also allows for scheduled backups of mobile devices. Because we have chat enable on our web sites once in awhile we have someone asking questions about how to do something on their smart phone. Not exactly… Read More »

Deep Root: what can we learn from the GOP’s data leak?

Source: Sophos Naked Security The headlines scream of how the Republicans’ data analytic contractor, Deep Root Analytics, had stored 25 terabytes (TB) of data stored in the cloud, of which 1.1TB were available for harvesting by anyone who found the links. The exposed data put the personal identifying information (and more) of approximately 200m registered voters in the… Read More »

Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record you ‘not a flaw’, insists Google

Source: Sophos-Naked Security Remember last year’s Google Chrome bug that gave pirates a way to steal streaming movies? Well, we’re ready for our closeup, Mr DeMille! This time, we’re potentially the stars of hackers’ movies: there’s a Google Chrome “bug” (depending on who you ask) that allows sites to surreptitiously record audio and visual, all without an indicator… Read More »