Erebus Malware – web Hosting Provider paid 1 million dollars to ransomware attacker

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The South Korean web hosting provider Nayana agreed to pay the 1 million dollars ransomware in Bitcoin, after 153 Linux servers were infected with Erebus malware on the 10th of June. After the attack, over 3400 business websites the company hosted were encrypted. According to the initial Nayana's announcement, the attacker has requested 550 Bitcoins (1,62 million dollars). After the company negociated with the attacker, the ransomware demanded was 397.6 Bitcoins (around 1 million dollars). As ...
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Anbox permits the users to run Android apps on Linux systems

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Marius GripsgÄrd has released Anbox, a project that permits the users to install and use Android applications on Linux systems. Due to the fact that the Anbox packages are available as snaps, the universal package format created by Canonical, the application can be installed on a lot of GNU/Linux operating systems. The application uses the LXC containers to permit the installation of Android apps, isolating the mobile software by using Linux namespaces. Inside the containers, all the needed A...
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Alpine Linux 3.5.2 (security-oriented Linux distribution) has been released

Alpine Linux 3.5.2 (security-oriented Linux distribution) has been released
Alpine Linux is a free, open-source security oriented GNU/Linux distribution that is based on BusyBox and musl libc. It uses its own package manager called apk-tools and can be installed as a run-from-RAM distribution. It is very helpful for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. Recently, Alpine Linux 3.5.2 has been released, shifting to Linux Kernel 4.4.52 and updating main components: PHP 7.0.16, lighttpd 1.4.45, Chromium 56.0.2924.76, PostgreSQL 9.6.2, nginx 1.10.3, ZoneMin...
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