Month: July 2024

Major airlines reported progress on recovery from the outage Saturday. Microsoft disclosed Saturday that 8.5 million Windows devices were impacted by CrowdStrike’s disastrous update, while major airlines reported progress on recovery from the massive outage. The CrowdStrike Falcon update led to the “blue screen of death” for Windows systems worldwide on Friday and hobbled much…

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UK police have arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of being involved in the 2023 MGM Resorts ransomware attack and a member of the Scattered Spider hacking collective.  “We have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Walsall in connection with a global cyber online crime group which has been targeting large organisations with ransomware and gaining access to…

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Jul 20, 2024NewsroomMalware / IT Outage Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which is facing the heat for causing worldwide IT disruptions by pushing out a flawed update to Windows devices, is now warning that threat actors are exploiting the situation to distribute Remcos RAT to its customers in Latin America under the guise of a providing a…

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Microsoft says a faulty CrowdStrike Falcon update, which caused widespread outages by crashing Windows systems worldwide, also resulted in Windows 365 Cloud PCs getting stuck in reboot loops, rendering them unusable. “We have been made aware of an issue impacting Virtual Machines running Windows Client and Windows Server, running the CrowdStrike Falcon agent, which may…

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It remains unclear exactly why the hugely disruptive error occurred, the company says—especially given that such updates are very common. CrowdStrike said the unprecedented Microsoft outage felt worldwide stemmed from a programming error that was triggered as part of a common update process—prompting further questions about how the massively disruptive error could have occurred. The…

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The defect was in one it calls Channel 291, the company said in Saturday’s technical blog post. The file is stored in a directory named “C:WindowsSystem32driversCrowdStrike” and with a filename beginning “C-00000291-” and ending “.sys”. Despite the file’s location and name, the file is not a Windows kernel driver, CrowdStrike insisted. Channel File 291 is…

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Digital Security If a software update process fails, it can lead to catastrophic consequences, as seen today with widespread blue screens of death blamed on a bad update by CrowdStrike 19 Jul 2024  •  , 2 min. read Cybersecurity is often about speed; a threat actor creates a malicious attack technique or code, cybersecurity companies…

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Digital Security The widespread IT outages triggered by a faulty CrowdStrike update have put software updates in the spotlight. Here’s why you shouldn’t dread them. 19 Jul 2024  •  , 3 min. read In the realm of computing, few things are as unsettling as encountering a blue screen of death (BSOD) on your Windows system.…

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Jul 20, 2024NewsroomCybercrime / Data Breach Law enforcement officials in the U.K. have arrested a 17-year-old boy from Walsall who is suspected to be a member of the notorious Scattered Spider cybercrime syndicate. The arrest was made “in connection with a global cyber online crime group which has been targeting large organizations with ransomware and…

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Dismissed charges Although the judge ordered that the securities fraud charge proceed to trial, he dismissed all of the other charges. Those charges included the SEC’s argument that security misrepresentations amount to accounting errors, and that statements made in news releases and blogs also fooled investors. Engelmayer also dismissed public statements by Brown, including those…

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