Author Archives: Fredrik Svantes

About Fredrik Svantes

Fredrik Svantes is Lead of the Basefarm Group's SIRT.

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-07

NCCGroup rebuilt NotPetya, replacing its destructive payload with telemetry and safeguards to see what the impact could have been. They found the following: The customer ran it on one machine in their engineering network with no privileges. It found three … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-03

Researchers have uncovered a government-sponsored mobile hacking group operating since 2012. OnePlus had its store compromised, leaving 40 000 credit cards compromised. Hackers have started exploiting three Microsoft Office flaws to spread Zyklon malware. Top 5 Security Links OnePlus minus … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-02

Microsoft released patches for Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s important to update ones antivirus before applying the patches. Latest WebLogic exploit caused an increase in compromised hosts being used for mining Cryptocurrencies. F-Secure finds a new Intel AMT Security Issue … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-20

The top stories from this week is of course about WannaCry and WannaCry 2.0. You can also read about how a Google researcher finds link between WannaCry attacks and North Korea, and that WikiLeaks reveals “AfterMidnight” & “Assassin” CIA Windows … Continue reading

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WannaCry

WannaCry is the name of a new ransomware that is utilizing a Windows vulnerability to spread. It encrypt files, and promises to decrypt the files for a fee (which should not be paid). Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-18

The top stories from this week is an explanation on the Intel AMT vulnerability and a warning about a phishing mail related to Google Docs. You can also read about how, after years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-16

The top stories from this week is an old vulnerability which has resurfaced which allows a phishing attack to be almost impossible to detect on Chrome, Firefox and Opera and how script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-14

The top stories from this week in the Nordics has been about APT10 and Cloud Hopper, and from Russia comes information on how hackers stole $800,000 from ATMs using fileless malware. You can also read about how millions of smartphones … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-12

The top stories from this week is that US Senate just voted to let ISPs sell your web browsing data without permission. We also have information about the Apple iCloud ransom demands. You can also read about how hackers are … Continue reading

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BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-10

The top stories from this week mainly revolve around the “Wikileaks CIA Leak”, so we have gathered a few of those down on the link list for you. We also have stories about Spammergate: The Fall of an Empire and … Continue reading

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