“Currently poses limited threat”
BitKangaroo, a new ransomware program making rounds on the web, deletes files if cash payments are not made within a certain time period. While the prospect of the new software is dangerous, its creator does not seem to be particularly skilled. It is currently capable of affecting only files saved in the Desktop folder, but given time may be able to be developed into a much more competent threat.
“Exploitable firms may need time to apply patches”
Many Intel chips containing the recently disclosed critical privilege escalation security vulnerability in AMT firmware may leave many enterprises using the product exposed to remote attacks. Analysts recommend thise with the product in use take time to apply firmware patches, as the vulnerabilities can leave users devestated for a reasonably long time.
“Over 600 unique versions now circulating”
Android malware plague SLocker has increased in number by over six times over the last six months, with over 600 variants in use by cybercriminals on the web.