Category: Smartphones

Petya variant ransomware spreads fast across Europe

Hot on the heels of WannaCry is a variant Petya Ransomware and it’s spreading across the world. The ransomware first attacked in Ukraine, and reports are now coming in from other countries. The Petya/GoldenEye malware encrypts both the drive and files then demands a $300 ransom in Bitcoin. Cyber security companies have identified the ransomware

PLATINUM hackers bypass Windows Firewall using Intel’s AMT

Microsoft has discovered a new version of PLATINUM’s file transfer tool. The new tool uses Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) channel for communication. The tool bypasses the operating system. Thus, it renders the firewall useless. However, Windows Defender can apparently detect suspicious uses of the protocol. This is possible through machine learning. It then displays