Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Nancy Rand
Posted in Security
On January 09, 2017

January 5, SecurityWeek – (International) KillDisk malware targets Linux machines. ESET security researchers reported that the KillDisk malware recently observed adding encryption capabilities and behaving like ransomware is now targeting Linux systems, including workstations and servers. The Linux variant of the malware overwrites the bootloader entries and displays the ransom text within the GRUB bootloader. Source

January 5, SecurityWeek – (International) “MM Core” APT malware now targets United States. Forcepoint security researchers reported that two new versions of the malware “MM Core,” dubbed BigBoss and SillyGoose, have been used to target the news and media, government (defense), oil and gas, and telecommunications industries in Africa and the U.S. The trojan was designed to collect information on the infected computer and set up a backdoor for remote access. Source

Above Reprinted from the USDHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

Nancy Rand

Nancy Rand

Nancy has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and security, solving business issues and implementing best-practice solutions that support organizational objectives. Her expertise includes leveraging, optimizing, and implementing diverse technology platforms, and management of large-scale technology projects.