At least in the US, there’s been so much political news it’s been distracting from InfoSec this week! Also with our beloved Javvad Malik out-of-pocket we are all in a quandary. I managed to find a few articles of interest in InfoSec news, however.
Oh, the tiresome vaccine analogy again applied to Ransomware
There is a lovely quote from Chris Doman in the article, “If the technique became popular, then the attackers would change this check. And there are thousands of variants of ransomware - it's not scalable to apply local tricks to stop each one,” he said. “When "vaccines" for Locky ransomware became public, the malware authors quickly changed their code so the vaccine no longer worked.”
“That said, it's great that Cybereason and other companies are releasing ransomware specific security applications for free.”
On premises = a false sense of security
As if “normal” DDoS is not annoying enough, here’s a new “smarter” DDoS technique
Making me pine for good old cash…
InfoSec spending rising; fastest in security services
At least the week is over...
We can only hope next week InfoSec has more news, and it would be awfully nice if some of it were good news :)