Month: June 2017

Petya Disk encryption

A massive attack is underway. This has started in the Ukrain but is spreading to the rest of the world fast.  Yes it is about ransomware. It is different than perhaps the one you know. Petya is the name of this ransomware and it is also leveraging Eternalblue’s vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144) This time it is a

Punycode and the art of phishing

Punycode as described in rfc 3492 “is a simple and efficient transfer encoding syntax designed  for use with Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA). It uniquely and reversibly transforms a Unicode string into an ASCII string. ASCII characters in the Unicode string are represented literally, and non-ASCII characters are represented by ASCII characters that are

U.K. Parliament email system hit by cyber attack.

The UK Parliament has suffered what it is said to be a cyber attack. The MP are not able to access their parliamentary email account remotely although this could be due as part of the measure to limit the attack. “The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary