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Ukraine Police Seize M.E.Doc Files as Nyetya Malware Spread from Company’s Updates

Authorities and security companies have found a backdoor in M.E.Doc’s recent updates that spread the Nyetya attack to machines around the world.

Microsoft Held to Ransom in India over Windows 10 Upgrades

India believes Microsoft should offer an upgrade to Windows 10 at a cut price to help customers fend off ransomware. While it could spark similar requests around the world, the country says Microsoft has agreed to the discount.

Windows 10 Will Soon Protect Against Ransomware

Microsoft’s new Controlled Folder Access is available in preview on Windows 10 on the Insider. The feature gives access to system files only to whitelisted applications, theoretically blocking ransomware attacks.
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NotPetya Malware Was Not Ransomware Suggests Cisco Expert

The head of Cisco’s Talos cyber security divisions argues a lack of payment methods mean NotPetya was not ransomware and was likely politically motivated.
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Microsoft Solves Mystery around Petya Ransomware Attack

While it is unclear whether it should be called Petya, yesterday’s ransomware attack was started by corrupt a MEDoc updater through legitimate software supply-chain.

Microsoft to Build EMET Security into Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft already used EMET toolkits as a separate download, but may start building its directly into Windows 10 through Redstone 3.
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Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Anti-Virus Practices in Face of EU Complaint

Microsoft has discussed why it disables third-party anti-virus protection through Windows 10 updates. The explanation comes after Kaspersky recently reported the company to European authorities.

Microsoft Software Used for North Korean Malware Warns FBI

Actors working on behalf of North Korean exploited an unsupported version of Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash builds to attack US-based infrastructure.

Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Mobile on Fast Ring

The latest Fast Ring release for Windows 10 Mobile is focused on fixing issues as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. There are no new features included.

Microsoft Patches Windows XP Based on Intelligence of State-Sponsored Cybercrime

Windows XP and other unsupported Windows builds are getting a security patch to protect against state-sponsored attacks using the WannaCry malware. This unusual update comes after Microsoft says it has intelligence that such attacks are imminent.
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White Hat Hackers Adapt NSA ‘EternalBlue’ Exploit to Compromise Windows 10 PCs

The adaptation lets the company deploy malware on Windows 10 without the DoublePulsar payload. It only affects users on builds prior to the Anniversary Update.

Windows 7 and 8 Bug Lets Malicious Websites Crash PCs

A bug lets attackers freeze or crash PCs by trying to load $MFT directory. Similar issues were present in Windows 95 and 98, and it's not clear what action Microsoft will take.
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WikiLeaks: Windows Threatened by New Spyware Called “Athena”

The hacking software, allegedly co-developed by CIA and Siege Technologies, allows attackers to gain complete control over computers, steal data and send it to CIA servers.
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U.S. Department of Defense to Complete Windows 10 Migration by Year’s End

The acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, John Zangardi, has explained that the DoD aims to completely transition to Microsoft’s latest OS as quickly as possible, in order to implement a defense enterprise office platform.