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Wolters Kluwer Malware Attack Cleanup: IRS Grants Tax Filing Extension

After malware attacks Wolters Kluwer’s cloud-based tax systems, the IRS extends the tax filing deadline for the company’s customers. Was MegaCortex ransomware involved?

Hackers Target Particular ConnectWise Plugin to Kaseya VSA Platform

Fewer than 130 MSPs worldwide were at risk. But an unknown number of end-customer systems got attacked. it’s a timely reminder for MSPs to carefully maintain their own infrastructure and vendors’ software updates.

Malware Hackers Hit Major Newspapers, Hobble Printing Infrastructure

Malware hackers hobbled the printing operations of the Los Angeles Times, newspapers in San Diego and Florida, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, multiple reports said.

McAfee: Cyber Gangsters Hit Dozens of Gov’t, Defense Targets in Spearphishing Campaign

Hackers hit 87 mostly defense and government targets in a 14-industry spearphishing operation called Operation Sharpshooter, McAfee reports.

Lazarus Group Steals Millions of Dollars From U.S. ATMs

Trojan.Fastcash malware infected ATMs. Lazarus hackers tied to North Korea stole millions of dollars from U.S. banks, Symantec says.

Betabot Malware Attacks on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cybercriminals are increasingly using Betabot infostealer malware to launch cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity analytics platform provider Cybereason.

Atlanta, Orlando Most Malware-Infected US Cities in First Half of 2018

Atlanta, Orlando & Denver rank as the most malware-infected cities in the United States, research from anti-malware software provider EnigmaSoft shows.

IBM Demos AI-powered Malware Called DeepLocker: The Implications

IBM researchers develop & demonstrate DeepLocker — an artificial intelligence-driven cyber weapon. The AI malware demo surfaced at Black Hat USA 2018. Here are the use cases and learnings.

SamSam Ransomware’s $6 Million Payment Haul: Sophos Analysis

SamSam ransomware generates nearly $6 million in payments from victims, Sophos estimates. Here’s a look at the malware’s impact so far.

VPNFilter IoT Botnet Now Hitting Endpoints, More Router Models

The VPNFilter botnet, first reported by Cisco Talos researchers two weeks ago, may be considerably worse than originally thought. The malware has penetrated more routers and even endpoints.