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Ramifications of the Anthem hack

The Anthem hack has been getting a lot of news coverage because it is one of the larger data breaches in recent years. Of course it is in fairly good company (Sony, Home Depot, Target spring to mind) but it has some features that are unique. These features mean that the impact on those whose data was stolen is probably less than some other hacks, but that doesn't mean people can relax.

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Another reason to block China

There have been a number of reports in the last week or two of websites that are apparently being DDoSed from IP addresses in the PRC. This has caused a certain amount of confusion and pain to those affected because there seemed to be no reason for the attack, however the cause has now become clear. As Sucuri explain on their blog, the cause appears to be the so-called "Great Firewall of China":

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ThreatSTOP blocking Shellshock (Bash) scanners

Over the last 36 hours ThreatSTOP has identified a number of hosts that are attempting to scan for (and then exploit) the Shellshock bash vulnerability. We are actively identifying these miscreants through (failed) attacks against our servers, detection by our honeypots, and data received from malware researchers we work with.

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ThreatSTOP adds active Heartbleed attacker list to our feeds

Over the last 36 hours ThreatSTOP has identified a number of hosts that are attempting to scan for the Heartbleed* openSSL vulnerability. This is due to data received from from malware researchers we know as well as visitors to some honeypots we set up ourselves. These addresses have been added to a new expert mode target list called "Heartbleed" as well as to our standard mode "unix server" target list.

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ThreatSTOP blocking Heartbleed

It looks like ThreatSTOP has been protecting our service provider customers from the Heartbleed vulnerability* for some time now.

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Blocking Neutrino EK and Ponmocup Droppers

ThreatSTOP and DNS Firewall Blocking Two New Malware Types

ThreatSTOP has started blocking two new varieties of malware for our subscribers and those of our OEM partner Infoblox.

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Blocking Cryptolocker Ransomware

ThreatSTOP and DNS Firewall block Cryptolocker

Stop extortion by cybercriminals using IP and Domain Name reputation.

ThreatSTOP has started blocking a new variety of malware called "cryptolocker" for our subscribers and those of our OEM partner Infoblox. Cryptolocker is a new and widely spreading form of "Ransomware" that encrypts files on an infected Windows computer and any networked file systems it has access to.

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Your favorite Android games, now part of the latest botnet...

That link your friend just sent you for a free version of Angry Birds? I wouldn't click it. But many have and are now sending out enough SMS messages to make any spammer applaud.

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Iranian Computers Under Attack

Imagine booting up your computer one morning only to find no traces of the hard drive you work from daily. That same one you have 5 years+ of photos, work, etc.

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Your Local Emergency Room: How clean is their.....network?!?

The majority of us will at some point in our lives be faced with the sinking feelings that come with medical procedures of all kinds. Whether it's a simple broken bone or something more serious, at some point we'll all need a little work under the hood. While the 10 o'clock news intimidates you into staying up to hear about the most recent study they've done on the cleanliness of your local E.R. as it turns out, germs and viruses extend beyond the hospital bed. In a recent meeting with government officials, it turns out that more and more medical devices in hospitals are becoming riddled with computer viruses.

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