Data Security News Headlines 26th June 2017

  1. Microsoft’s Private Windows 10 Internal Builds and Partial Source Code Leaked Online

Microsoft’s top-secret Windows 10 builds, and the source codes for private software has been reportedly leaked online, which could lead to a nasty wave of Windows 10 exploits, the journalist at the Reg claims. The Leaked files contain more than 32 terabytes of data, which includes many non-public Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 builds created by Microsoft engineers for testing purpose. The leaked code is Microsoft’s Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond’s PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code. The security researcher said that anyone who has this information can scour it for security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to hack Windows systems worldwide.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from such incident keep your dada secure, implement strong security on your servers, keep your systems up to date and use strong authentication for your server.

  1. Fake Pornography App Infecting Devices with Android Ransomware

Nowadays fake applications are targeting Android users for a different purpose. According to the latest report, fake pornography app is infecting Android devices. Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at ESET security, recently discovered a ransomware that goes by the name of Keller to be affecting Android users based in the US through adult-themed websites and a fake PornHub app. The thread is not a new it appeared on the scene in 2014. This was the time when developers of the Reveton. Reveton, was a ransomware that targeted Windows and once it was executed, it locked out the victims from their systems and displayed a lock-screen as such. The ransomware was being advertised through Russian-speaking hacking forums. Koler ransomware is targeting users and asking for ransom. The ransomware works by advertising PornHub apps on pornographic or adult websites and users who are curious to view such content, are tempted to install the app on their phones. The ransomware can only be removed by rebooting your device in Safe Mode. According to the report, the US users are on rising.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are strongly recommended that avoid to visit such malicious websites, keep using reputed antivirus for your mobile, install applications from trusted sources only, check app permissions while installing apps and disable automatic installation.

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