Malicious software seven years ago is still popular among attackers.

One of the most popular malicious programs on the darknet is still malware that has exploited exploits that have been around for many years, according to information security specialists from the company Recorded Future. The experts analyzed the underground forums in various languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic from 2018-2019, and found that the most popular were the easiest to use, cheap or even free malware. Among the leaders of sales were the njRat remote access trojan, first discovered in 2012; SpyNote - remote administration tool for Android, containing keylogging and GPS functionality; GandCrab - an extortionist who offers affiliate schemes that allow attackers to easily distribute the [...]

Microsoft blocks the installation of Windows 10 (1903) on some devices with Intel drivers.

Microsoft warned about blocking the installation of the new version of Windows 10 and Windows Server (1903) on some devices with Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) drivers. According to the developers, this decision was made due to compatibility issues. The problem concerns the versions of Intel RST from 15.1.0.1002 to 15.5.2.1053. Devices based on newer versions (from 15.5.2.1054) lock the May update is not threatened. "Intel and Microsoft have discovered compatibility issues with some versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) drivers with the May 10 update of Windows 10," explains Microsoft. To solve the problem, Microsoft is proposing to upgrade Intel RST to newer versions. Recall that [...]

Google continues to invest in military and political AI technologies.

A number of Google employees said that Google continues to work with the Pentagon and US law enforcement agencies and provide them with state-of-the-art technology for developing tools based on artificial intelligence. It is reported by The Intercept, with reference to Google employees who wish to preserve anonymity. Google provides financial, technological and technical support to a number of start-ups through the venture division of Gradient Ventures, formed in 2017 to support companies engaged in the development of AI-based tools. Google offers interested companies access to their own data on AI training, as well as assistance to Google engineers in their AI projects. Among those interested in the proposal are [...]

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Data over 23 million credit cards are sold on the darknet.

In the first half of 2019, more than 23 million users of payment cards were put up for sale on underground darknet forums. According to a report by researchers from Sixgill, the data of almost 15 million cards belong to users from the United States, which accounted for almost 64.5% of the total number of data put up for sale. In the second place by the number of compromised payment cards was the UK (7.43%). The third is India (3.78), followed by Brazil (2.18%). According to researchers, Russia occupies the last place with a figure of .0014% (a total of 316 cards). According to researchers, the last place of Russia [...]

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Microsoft Office 365 Mail Opens IP-Address of Senders in Letters.

When sending an e-mail through a Microsoft Office 365 solution, the service will include an additional x-originating-ip header in the e-mail containing the IP address of the connecting client, reports the BleepingComputer command. Journalists tested the interfaces Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook.com and Office 365, and none of them, except Office 365, did not disclose the local IP-address. You can hide an IP address only using VPN or Tor. In this case, the IP address of the services will be added to the email address, not the user. In 2013, Microsoft removed the x-originating-ip header from Hotmail for the sake of user security and privacy. However, for the Office 365 solution [...]