InfoSec News Nuggets 05/06/2022

A lone-wolf researcher has turned the table on the hackers A researcher going by the name hyp3rlinx has discovered that some of the most popular ransomware strains, such as Conti, REvil, LockBit, including many others, carry a flaw that makes them vulnerable to DLL hijacking. By exploiting the flaw, the researcher was able to prevent the ransomware from its key selling proposition - encrypting files. As reported by Bleeping Computer, DLL hijacking is usually used to inject…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/10/2019

1 - Britain investigating whether leaked trade papers were hacked British cyber security officials are investigating whether classified UK-U.S. trade documents that were shared online ahead of Thursday’s election were acquired by hacking or were leaked, two sources told Reuters.  Beside the fears that Russia could be meddling in another Western election, the disclosure of the classified documents has raised questions about the security of sensitive discussions between the United States and one of its…
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