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Ramsay malware attacks PCs, which isolated from the outside world

ESET analysts discovered the infrastructure of a previously unknown Ramsay malware with some very interesting features. Ramsay attacks and collects data from PCs, which are isolated from the outside world. Having penetrated into such a system, the malware collects Word files and other confidential documents, hides them in a special concealed container and waits for the opportunity to transfer data outside. “We discovered the first copy of Ramsay on VirusTotal. This sample was downloaded from Japan, and it led us to discovery of additional components and versions of the platform”, – say the experts. Malware, designed to steal information from machines, which are physically isolated from any networks and potentially dangerous peripherals, is very rare. Such computers are mainly used …

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Ramsay attacks isolated PCs

Microsoft fixed 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer and 99 more bugs in its products

Recent February “update Tuesday” became the largest for Microsoft in a long time: within its framework were fixed almost 100 different bugs, including the 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which was already under attack, and 11 other critical problems. ecall that back in January 2020, Microsoft reported a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which the attackers had already used for “limited targeted attacks.” The problem received the identifier CVE-2020-0674 and was associated with a vulnerability in the Firefox browser, which also became known in January. Apparently, the mentioned “limited attacks” were part of a larger hacker campaign, which also included attacks on users of Firefox. “The problem was related to the IE script engine and violation of the integrity of …

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0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer
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