Your daily digest of “All Things Security” gathered, collected and researched by your very own 10Fold Security Practice team.
Big items to consider: A remote desktop access service called GoToMyPC was hacked this weekend and is urging all users to immediately change their passwords; The number of network infections generated by some of the most prolific forms of malware — such as Locky, Dridex, and Angler — has suddenly declined; on Friday night a hacker made off with $50 million of virtual currency after hacking the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization); and a new variety of ransomware called RAA has been discovered.
GoToMyPC hit with hack attack; users need to reset passwords – Publication: PCWorld – Reporter name: Nick Mediati
According to a post published to GoToMyPC’s system status page, the remote desktop access service experienced a hack attack this weekend, and it’s now requiring all users to reset their passwords before logging in to the service.
Malware infections by Locky, Dridex, and Angler drop — but why? – Publication: ZDNet – Reporter name: Danny Palmer
The number of network infections generated by some of the most prolific forms of malware — such as Locky, Dridex, and Angler — has suddenly declined. Instances of malware and ransomware infection have risen massively this year, but cybersecurity researchers at Symantec have noticed a huge decline in activity during June, with new infections of some forms of malicious software almost at the point where they’ve completely ceased to exist.
A $50 Million Hack Just Showed That the DAO Was All Too Human – Publication: WIRED- Reporter name: Klint Finley
Sometime in the wee hours Friday, a thief made off with $50 million of virtual currency. The victims are investors in a strange fund called the DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization, who poured more than $150 million of a bitcoin-style currency called Ether into the project.