[ALERT] ADVISORY ON WINDOWS 7 END OF SUPPORT

Submitted by irteam on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:40

Background
Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for PCs running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020.


Affected System
Microsoft Windows 7 


Impact
Computer that are running Windows 7 will still operating even after the support ends. However, there will be a greater risk to viruses, threats and attacks as users using unsupported software.  

[ALERT] ADVISORY ON GLOBAL SPREAD OF RANSOMWARE PETYA

Submitted by irteam on Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:54

Background

On 27th June 2017, BruCERT was alerted to the global spread of a ransomware inspired by WannaCry, identified as Petya.Petya is more dangerous and intrusive as its behaviour is to encrypt the Master File Tree (MFT) tables for NTFS partitions and overrides the Master Boot Record (MBR) with a custom bootloader to display a ransom note and prevents victims from booting up. The new Petya version also included a similar SMB work based on the EternalBlue exploit.