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CCleaner downloads infected with malware
Talos recently observed a case where the download servers used by software vendor to distribute a legitimate software package were leveraged to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained (...)
[OSNews]

CCleaner: 2m users install computer cleaning program … that contains malware
Tool now owned by security firm Avast was hacked via a supply chain attack, an increasingly common method of infection More than two million users of computer cleaning tool CCleaner installed a version of the software that had been hacked to include malware, the app’s developer confirmed on (...)
[The Guardian]

FCC closes virus upload loophole on its website
Digital defences on the site have been improved after users found it was possible to upload malware.
[BBC News]

FCC closes virus upload loophole on its website
Digital defences on the site have been improved after users found it was possible to upload malware.
[BBC]

NHS Lanarkshire apologises after malware attack
The board's chief executive says the source of the malware attack has now been indentified.
[BBC]

Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to creating and selling Kronos malware
British cybersecurity researcher who stopped WannaCry attack is denying that he created and sold malware designed to steal people’s online banking details The British cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware designed to steal (...)
[The Guardian]

Marcus Hutchins: cybersecurity experts rally around arrested WannaCry 'hero'
The 23-year-old has fallen from grace as he battles accusations of involvement in a malware scam, but the cyber community has protested his innocence When Marcus Hutchins appears in court in Milwaukee on Monday, it will be almost three months to the day since the young British cybersecurity (...)
[The Guardian]

WannaCry 'hero' headed to court for allegedly creating malware
Read full story for latest details.
[CNN Money]

Marcus Hutchins denies US malware charges, says lawyer – video
The lawyer for Marcus Hutchins, the cyber-expert who thwarted a global ransomware attack, says he denies charges brought against him in the US. Speaking on Saturday, Adrian Lobo says the 23-year-old will plead not guilty to six counts of creating and sharing the malware known as Kronos. (...)
[The Guardian]

WannaCry 'hero' to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware
US prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins, hailed as ‘accidental hero’ for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks The British security researcher who stopped a global ransomware attack admitted to police that he wrote the code of a malware that targeted (...)
[The Guardian]

Briton who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims
Marcus Hutchins arrested over his alleged role in creating Kronos malware targeting bank accounts Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware, has been (...)
[The Guardian]

WannaCry 'hero' arrested for creating other malware
Read full story for latest details.
[CNN Money]

Bug in top smartphones could lead to unstoppable malware, researcher says
Recent updates to iOS and Android contain fixes for Broadpwn, found in chips used in iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and Google Nexus devices A recently patched bug found in the chips used to provide wifi in iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and Google Nexus devices could be used to build malware which jumps (...)
[The Guardian]

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders
Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.
[BBC]

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders
Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.
[BBC News]

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