WannaCry and NotPetya aftermath means payouts and panic. Here are the top security headlines for the week of August 7, 2017:
- Big money, no whammies! It seems like the hackers behind WannaCry have cashed out their bitcoin into Monero, a harder to track cryptocurrency.
- Mo money means mo malware. The success – can we call it that? – of WannaCry and NotPetya means ransomware is not going away any time soon, because… well, people and businesses pay the ransom.
- What’s that definition of insanity? Oh yeah, doing the same thing and expecting a different result… Tripwire research indicates that two-thirds of security pros don’t think their organization has made the necessary improvements since this summer’s ransomware attacks.
- Your route has been hacked. Governments around the world are investing in technology to update their GPS software following vulnerability reports.
- Simply adding stickers to stop signs fooled 67-100% of self-driving cars. I hope there’s an update for that.
- One phish, two phish, red phish, spearphish. With 269 billion emails sent and received each day by the end of 2017, phishing is a top threat to organizations. From there to here, from here to there, phishing emails are everywhere.