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WannaCry ransomware massively attacks computer systems all over the world
A new ransomware strain named WannaCry (aka WannaDecryptor, aka WannaCryptor, aka WanaCypt0r, aka WCry) has infected more than 57,000 computers in 74 countries around the world so far. According to Avast malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, most of the detections are coming from Russia, Ukraine, India and Taiwan. Kaspersky Lab forum users report that the WannaCry ransomware managed to infiltrate the internal computer system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and Investigative Committee of Russia. “It first appeared in February 2017, but now it’s updated and looks different than previous versions”, said one of the Kaspersky Lab forum users. Spain’s Computer Emergency Response Team CCN-CERT also posted an alert on their site about a widescale ransomware attack affecting a few Spanish organizations. The National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. also issued an alert and confirmed infections at 16 medical institutions. The WannaCry attacks are initiated using an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows OS. The EternalBlue exploit has been made publically available through the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14th, 2017 and patched by Microsoft on March 14. However, many companies and public organizations have not yet installed the patch to their systems. The ransomware encrypts the files and also drops multiple ransomware notes on different languages. WannaCry demands to pay $300 in Bitcoin wallet. WannaCry virus provides timer countdown warning that the payment amount will be raised after 3 days and the victim will completely lose their personal files after 7 days. The ransomware also changes the victim’s wallpaper with instructions on how to pay the ransom demand and how to get the decryptor tool. The transactions statistics of Bitcoin wallets used by WannaCry creators show that some of the victims have already paid the ransom. The file extensions targeted by the WannaCry ransomware include:
How to Prevent WannaCry infection?1. Make sure that all hosts have enabled endpoint anti-malware solutions. 2. Install the official Windows patch (MS17-010), which closes the SMB Server vulnerability used in this ransomware attack. 3. Scan all systems. After detecting the malware attack as MEM:Trojan.Win64.EquationDrug.gen, reboot the system. Make sure MS17-010 patches are installed. 4. Backup all important data to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. [Source : MalwareLess, May 12, 2017, https://malwareless.com/wannacry-ransomware-massively-attacks-computer-systems-world] A more obvious defense is to install a Zombie ZERO that defends a new Ransomware based on behaviors. Zombie ZERO can defend the second WannaCry against new and variant Ransomware without signatures. Existing antiviruses can not prevent the upcoming WannaCry, a new malware. For more information, please call +82-2-1544-5317 or visit www.npcore.com. Go to Ransomware Response Solution on Endpoint : ZombieZERO EDR for Ransomware
NPCore signed an agreement with BlueZebra to distribute in Thailand and expanded its market in Southeast Asia.
NPCore signed an agreement with BlueZebra to distribute in Thailand and expanded its market in Southeast Asia. On April 25, 2017, NIPA and KAIT held a Thailand-Korea ICT Road Show 2017 at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in Thailand. 23 Korean ICT companies including NPCore attended. The company has a 1:1 business meeting with six local companies including BlueZebra, CAT Telecom, PlanetComm, Control Data (CDG), i-en and XPLINK. Among them, NPCore received positive responses from BlueZebra, CAT Telecom, PlanetComm and CDG. Particularly, after returning to Korea, NPCore acrively promoted the plan about the partnership agreement with BlueZebra and the PoC with CAT Telecom. As the result, on May 4th, NPCore signed a distributorship contract with BlueZebra in Thailand and planned PoC with CAT Telelcom concretely to be the first step of local distributor activity. NPCore's CEO, Han, S.C. said "This agreement helped expand the Southeast Asian market to Thailand. I'm planning to visit Thailand again within May to support PoC."
NPCore won a prize from the minister as the contributing company
The information securtiy company, NPCore(CEO, Seungchul Han is the second from the right in the picture)
won a prize from the minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning as the contributing company
to the information security industry's development. This prize is awarded to companies that
contributed to the information security industry's development by the Ministry of Science,ICT and
Future Planning and Korea Communications Commission. The award ceremony was held at the
COEX InterContinental Hotel on 14th on the theme of 'Privacy & K-ICT Security Festival'.
The information security company, NPCore won a prize from the minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning as the contributing company to the information security industry's development. This prize is awarded to companies that contributed to the information security industry's development by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and Korea Communications Commission. The award ceremony was held at the COEX InterContinental Hotel on 14th on the theme of 'Privacy & K-ICT Security Festival'.It was highly evaluated that NPCore developed new APT and malware detection & defense solution using behavior-based detection and block method and contributed to a safe internet environment and increased exports in response to government's export promotion policies. The event was held on five major themes: awareness of information security, strengthening invasion response, business start-up, job creation, and industrial promotion. In addition to the award ceremony for the competition in the field of privacy and information security, awards were given for information security's grand prize and information security hackathon. Integrated technology transfer presentation hosted by information security research institutes such as KISA, ETRI, National Security Research Institute and the seminar on information security industry prospect in intelligence information society, the seminar on the 4th industrial revolution and privacy were held together. [ Source : DigitalTimes's reporter, Gyuhwa Lee firstname.lastname@example.org, Nov. 15th 2016, 14:10 ]
NPCore was awarded for excellent R&D company by Seoul mayor
NPCore was awarded for excellent R&D company by Seoul mayor in '2016 Seoul Knowledge Fair'
held at Nuridream Square on 11th and organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the SBA.
NPCore's CEO, Seungchul Han was receiving the award.NPCore was awarded for excellent R&D company by Seoul mayor in '2016 Seoul Knowledge Fair'. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the SBA held '2016 Seoul Knowledge Fair' at Nuridream Square on 11th and awarded some excellent R&D companies and people. There was various events such as award ceremony, special lecture, forum and invention contest in this fair held by SBA 2 years after '2014 Seoul R&D Result Fair'. Fifty companies, two times more than at the last fair, participated. The number of visitors also increased to 3,000. On the first day of the fair, an award ceremony was held, followed by the opening ceremony at the Content Hall in SBA's HQ. 5 researchers and 5 companies including NPCore were awarded by Seoul mayor. NPCore was awarded for a security solution to prevent personal information exfiltration and security incidents. It was highly evaluated that NPCore's solution, 'Zombie ZERO' contributed to a safe internet environment as new APT and malware detection & defense solution using behavior-based detection and block method. SBA's CEO, Hyungchul Joo said we should continue to invest and support the R&D sector to discover the next generation growth engine. '2016 Seoul Knowledge Fair' announcing the results of the Seoul R&D project, will be a chance to awaken once again the importance of R&D. [ Source : DigitalTimes's reporter, Gyuhwa Lee, email@example.com, Nov. 11th 2016, 13:02 ]
Seungchul Han, CEO of NPCore won the prize of ‘Fourth Export First Step’ by KITA
Seungchul Han, CEO of NPCore won the prize of ‘Fourth Export First Step’ by KITA on October 26, and he have supplied cybersecurity solution to Japan.
Seungchul Han, CEO of NPCore entered Japanese cybersecurity solution market last year. The exported product is a systematic cybersecurity solution responding to cyber hacking attacks. He explained that the export volume was $ 130,000 until now and it will be over $ 2 million next year.
He said that they’re developing cybersecurity solution defending APT and ransomware attacks, and they will differentiate by cybersecurity defense system specialized in malware in the anti-virus centric security market.
APT, a kind of a new hacking techniques, is used as criminal means to steal personal information from online shopping mall, portal.
NPCore plans to accelerate the supply of APT defense solution to overseas such as Japan and the US, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.
For the medium and long term they plans to export cybersecurity solution for not only PC but also smart device.
Last year NPCore released cybersecurity App for mobile’s APT defense in Korean market.
He explained that they’re supplying cybersecurity solutions to local public agencies and financial firms.
KITA(Korea International Trade Association) and Korea Economic Daily selected Han, NPCore’s CEO as a ‘Fourth Export First Step’ Prize winner. ‘Export First Step’ Prize recognizes the SME succeeded in export over $ ten thousand since participating in ‘Export expedition all over the world’ of KITA.