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Buying Bitcoin to prep for Ransomware?

In “sublime to ridiculous” news, I saw this article detailing a recent conversation between Jim Cramer (yes, that Jim Cramer) and CyberArk’s CEO Udi Mokady in reference to organization hoarding Bitcoin to use for ransomware purposes. It’s not...

DNA Malware (and bash fork bombs)

I saw this in the blogosphere the other day and I wasn’t planning on commenting .  But then I saw it also in the trade press… and then I saw it getting more coverage… and then I saw it in some more blogs and more press… and then Ars Technica...

DirectDefense: marketing lesson

Have you heard about this thing with DirectDefense?  If not, the short version is that DirectDefense put up a blog post alleging that competitor CarbonBlack, among other things, is “…the world’s largest pay-for-play data exfiltration botnet.” They...

Musings on MEATPISTOL firings

So apparently Salesforce fired two of their engineers after they gave a talk at DefCon about their work.  The talk was about a tool called MEATPISTOL which, per their materials, is a “gun made out of meat… that shoots malware bullets”....

Bitcoin fork: Does it matter?

So Bitcoin hard forked the other day, resulting in there now being two flavors of Bitcoin: regular and extra crispy leaded and unleaded vanilla and chocolate chip Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.  The result?  Well, Bitcoin Cash is up 200% so that’s something. I have...

Lots of stuff today, so just a fly-over

Today is a serious news day in the security world, so I won’t break down everything that’s going on, but instead will just recap a few highlights and put some of them in context. So, number 1: Remember the ShadowBrokers?  I do too.  The ThreatPost has an...