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#onlinedating | Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard admits he cannot face dating again following split from Maura Higgins | #bumble | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins.

The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows.  

Speaking to The Sun about the split, Curtis said: ‘It hurt. I wasn’t ready for everyone to know we had split up — I wanted some time.

Candid: Curtis Pritchard admits that he cannot face dating again following his messy split from Maura Higgins

‘It was a shock to see that she had announced it on social media hours later.’ 

He insists that he is now content to remain single and will not be signing up to online dating platforms anytime soon.

The TV personality added: ‘I’m very old-fashioned. I don’t actually like talking to people over a mobile phone or laptop. I’m a very sociable person. I like to be with somebody and talk to them.’ 

Heartache: The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows

Heartache: The Love Islander, 24, has said that he is not looking for another relationship after he and his former co-star broke up in a series of blazing bust-ups and public rows

But it comes after Maura herself said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’.

The 29-year-old took to Instagram last month to discuss her love life with fans. 

She rubbished claims linking her to Dancing on Ice partner Alexander Demetriou after he separated from his wife of four years, Carlotta Edwards, last month.

Newly-single: But it comes after Maura, 29, said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she 'needs a man'

Newly-single: But it comes after Maura, 29, said that she would consider going back onto Love Island because she ‘needs a man’

Maura said during the Q and A: ‘It doesn’t bother me. We’re in 2020 and a man and woman cannot just be friends…’ 

She then zoomed in on her face and said: ‘Pure sh*** you know.’

Maura also revealed that she has struggled with adjusting to fame since leaving the Love Island villa but assured fans that she is still single. 

Asked if she would ever return to Love Island, the Irish beauty replied: ‘Well, to be honest, I need a man. So maybe I’ll go back in next year, you never know.’ 

All over: Maura's revelation comes after Dancing On Ice star Alexander Demetriou  confirmed he has separated from wife Carlotta Edwards (pictured together last November)

All over: Maura’s revelation comes after Dancing On Ice star Alexander Demetriou  confirmed he has separated from wife Carlotta Edwards (pictured together last November)

Sad times: The reality star was asked by a fan if she's bothered by the speculation surrounding her and Alexander's relationship following the news he and his wife had split

Sad times: The reality star was asked by a fan if she’s bothered by the speculation surrounding her and Alexander’s relationship following the news he and his wife had split

Confirmation: The professional skater took to Instagram stories to confirm the news and revealed to his followers that it had been a 'tough time' for him

Confirmation: The professional skater took to Instagram stories to confirm the news and revealed to his followers that it had been a ‘tough time’ for him

Last month, Alexander, 28, took to Instagram stories to confirm he had split from Carlotta amid reports that he became ‘besotted’ with Love Island beauty Maura. 

In a statement posted on Instagram stories, Alexander said: ‘I’m sorry I have been quiet on social media recently but it’s been a tough time for me personally. 

‘Carlotta and I have separated. Although it saddens me that we can no longer be together, I feel this is best for both of us.

‘I’m looking forward to what the future will bring but in the meantime let’s all say home and stay safe.’

A friend of the former couple recently told their marriage troubles ‘came as a shock’, as they were so close before the last Dancing On Ice series. 

Heartache: Maura has been single since splitting from her Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard earlier this year

Heartache: Maura has been single since splitting from her Love Island beau Curtis Pritchard earlier this year 

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Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard says he can’t face dating again after split from Maura Higgins following cheating claims | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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CURTIS PRITCHARD has revealed he is not looking for another relationship after his split from Maura Higgins.

The pair dated for eight months after meeting on last summer’s Love Island, but split in March after a series of blazing rows and public ­bust-ups. There were also accusations of cheating.

Curtis Pritchard says he can’t face dating again after split with Maura Higgins following cheating claimsCredit: Getty – Contributor

Speaking about the break-up previously, Curtis said: “It hurt. I wasn’t ready for everyone to know we had split up — I wanted some time.

“It was a shock to see that she had announced it on social media hours later.”

Curtis is now content to remain single for the time being — and insists you will not find him on a dating app any time soon.

He added: “I’m very old-fashioned. I don’t actually like talking to people over a mobile phone or laptop. I’m a very sociable person. I like to be with somebody and talk to them.”

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Maura Higgins proved popular with fans during her time in the villa and even landed herself a job on This MorningCredit: Ann Summers

When asked if he had signed up for dating apps such as Tinder, Curtis said: “No.” His older brother, who has been with girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, a fellow dancer, for two years, added: “He’s too lazy for that, honestly.”

The Pritchard brothers have revealed their “end goal” is to become a presenting duo to rival Ant and Dec.

And they are keeping their eyes firmly on that prize — with no distractions.

For dance pro AJ, quitting Strictly just weeks before the pandemic hit put a break on his ambitious career plans.

Curtis and Maura finished fourth place in the 2019 series of Love Island

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Curtis and Maura finished fourth place in the 2019 series of Love IslandCredit: Rex Features

But dancer AJ Pritchard has no regrets — and no plans to ever go back
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, the 25-year-old, who made it to the latter stages of the BBC1 series last year with YouTube star Saffron Barker said: “I made a decision and I’m very happy with that decision.

“I felt like coming out on what was a complete high.

“That last year with Saffron was a fantastic year, and if you don’t move forward and keep striving for what is your end goal,  you won’t be able to make that jump.

“To wait another year just didn’t feel right for me. I won’t ever go back.”

AJ says that he is happy with his decision to quite Strictly and has no regrets

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AJ says that he is happy with his decision to quite Strictly and has no regretsCredit: Getty – Contributor

AJ was the second big Strictly name to announce their departure this year, after Kevin Clifton quit the show in March.

In his four years there, AJ’s highest finish was fourth with Team GB gymnast Claudia Fragapane in 2016.

However, his most memorable series came the following year with singer Mollie King from The Saturdays, as the pair were rumoured to be getting close away from the dance floor.

TV chiefs are still trying to replace AJ and Kevin for the upcoming series, which is set to go ahead despite the complications from Covid-19.

The dancer says he will never go back to the show as he is ready to move on

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The dancer says he will never go back to the show as he is ready to move on

AJ is backing plans for the show to return, but admits there will obviously be draw-backs.

He  says: “There are things you can do to still work with social distancing, whether that be dances like the Charleston or jive.

“You can create routines where you don’t have to be close together. I think the professional group numbers are the one thing that could fall short this year. Usually the professionals learn them as a group.”

And he joked: “You could replay all the numbers from the past few years — and then I’ll be back on the TV.”

‘WE WANT TO BE LIKE ANT & DEC’

In recent months, AJ and Curtis have got a taste of their dream jobs as a presenting duo with an appearance on the BBC’s Big Night In charity appeal for those affected by coronavirus.

But their ultimate aim is to bag a prime-time Saturday night variety show, such as Britain’s Got Talent, which AJ appeared on as a contestant in 2013 with dance partner Chloe Hewitt.

AJ said: “Our aim is to get roles on big shiny floor TV shows and to become a household name as presenters.

“We want to definitely get our own shows commissioned and be like Ant and Dec.

The brothers have big dreams of becoming TV regulars like Ant and Dec

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The brothers have big dreams of becoming TV regulars like Ant and Dec

“My first TV appearance was on Britain’s Got Talent. Doing some presenting on a variety show like that would be an absolute dream for me.”

The boys were tight-lipped on whether they had been in any meetings to discuss their own series yet, but did confirm nothing had been commissioned.

Curtis added: “We would absolutely love to be presenters.

“BGT is a prestigious and incredible show so hosting something like that would be a bit of a dream come true.”

‘I NEVER WANTED TO BE LABELLED DYSLEXIC’

But with both boys suffering from dyslexia, reading autocues on live shows can be extremely difficult.

Instead, they have to learn their lines ahead of time.

AJ said: “Reading the full text and learning lines can be difficult with dyslexia.

“We do work that bit harder, but I think that TV producers see that and adapt to work with us.”

The pair hosted the BBC's Big Night In to help riase funds and fight Covid-19

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The pair hosted the BBC’s Big Night In to help riase funds and fight Covid-19

The boys, who this month became ambassadors for the British Dyslexia Association, credit their dyslexia with making them creative people and for steering them towards dancing.

But they were not always pleased with being a bit different.Curtis said: “I never wanted to be labelled dyslexic for a couple of reasons.

“I was scared of it and I thought it was a bad thing —  that I’ve got a problem or something, when in reality I couldn’t have been more wrong because it moulded me into the person I am today.

“And really it’s actually made me more creative and expressive and more knowledgeable.” With their creativity and upbeat attitude, all the brothers need now is for the TV industry to come back to full strength after lockdown.

And they are confident it will.

AJ said: “We’re both in the same mindset to move forward with that career.

“But the entertainment side will bounce back because people need to be entertained and want to have fun.”

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#cybersecurity | Following A New Trend in Ransomware League

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Ransomware authors keep exploring new ways to test their strengths against various malware evasion techniques. The ransomware known as “Ouroboros” is intensifying its footprint in the field by bringing more and more advancements in its behavior as it updates its version. This analysis provides the behaviour of version 6, few earlier variants of it and some insights on the recent Version 7. This Ransomware not only applies conventional methods but also adopts some new techniques making it very difficult to analyze.

Infection Vector
Ouroboros has been around from a year now and it spreads through RDP Bruteforce attacks, deceptive downloads, and through Server Message Block (SMB), which is generally used for file sharing and some administrative tasks on Windows endpoints connected over a network.

Technical Analysis
During analysis, we found that initially, it stops SQL process ( SQLWriter, SQLBrowser, MSSQLSERVER, MSSQL$CONTOSO1, MSDTC, SQLSERVERAGENT, MySQL etc ) in order to encrypt those files which are open in a database by creating process cmd.exe with “net stop” command as shown in fig below.

Fig.1 Code snippet for stopping SQL process through cmd

It also stops some other sql process like sqlserver.exe, sqlagent.exe etc but uses another method to terminate.

Fig.2 Adopting different method to stop other SQL processes

Resemblance To LockerGoga
It forms 0x40 bytes key stack consisting of 0x20 key bytes generated from CryptGenKey Crypto API and combines it with 0x20 bytes which are already present in the file. Then it performs AES operations on them similar to LockerGoga. Ouroboros and LockerGoga use crypto++ library which makes the analysis difficult. While steps for encrypting the data is same, both use different encryption modes. LockerGoga uses AES in CTR mode, while Ouroboros uses AES in CFB mode.
Both the samples are using aesenc/aesenclast instructions, which are part of the AES-NI Instruction Set introduced by Intel around 2009.

Fig.3 Instruction set used by malware

Encryption Procedure
As explained above, after making 0x40 bytes key stack, it expands the key using Rijndael key expansion from 0x20 (256 bit) to 240 bytes by performing 15 rounds of various mathematical expressions.

Fig.4 Expanded key Using Rijndael Expansion

It builds initial block cipher using the instruction set shown in (fig.3) by using expanded key and IV.

Fig.5 Initialization Vector

After forming the initial block cipher of 0x40 bytes, it is used to encrypt file data by reading bytes from a file and performing operations on them. These encrypted bytes are stored in memory and then copied to file by using WriteFile API.

Fig.6 XORing block cipher bytes with file bytes and storing them

This ransomware keeps 0x100 bytes PEM encoded RSA public key in a file. It encrypts AES key with this RSA public key and appends it at the end of the file as shown in (Fig.7).

Fig.7 Appending key at the end of file

Ransom Note
On host machine, files are encrypted with extension [original file name].Email= [*.com]ID=[XXXXXXXXX].odveta

     Fig.8 Extension Format

Fig.8 Extension Format

After encryption, it drops Unlock-Files.txt in each folder as a ransom note.

Fig.9 Ransom note

Network Analysis
Before connecting to CnC server, it performs DNS query on sfml-dev.org and makes HTTP Get Request to url /ip-provider.php and receive victim’s host/system public IP in response as shown in below figures.

Fig.10 DNS query to get the public address of sfml

Fig.11 Query to get public of host

It then initiates a connection to CnC (IP: 92.222.149.118) over port 18 but may not connect due to a closed port.
“There was no response from the server when we tried to connect via telnet over port number 18, but as we were trying to connect over other ports, it gave successful response for port number 22 (SSH) .”

The network connection happens before encryption starts and in earlier versions, it was not clear what malware intends to achieve. But in version 7, we have observed that after a successful connection to CnC (though IP address is different), it sends locally generated RSA private key over CnC which might be the case of version 6.

Evoloution of Ouroboros

Analysis of Ouroboros version 7
In this version, CnC ( 80.82.69.52 ) was live , so we were able to perform network analysis.

Before it establishes the connection, it checks for ids.txt, if it is already present in ProgramData then it skips the connection and does the encryption with an offline key.
But if ids.txt is not present, it connects with CnC and resolves the public address of the host, same as in version 6.

After resolving public address of the host, it generates RSA key, not using any kind of library for its generation but it has implemented the whole algorithm and has locally generated the public and private key.

Following is the part where the key gets generated.

Fig.12 Private key locally generated

After forming a private key, it sends the same to CnC and gives the response as “Active”.

Fig.13 Private key send over CnC

Ransom Note in Version 7
After encryption, it drops info.txt and uiapp.exe in C:ProgramData and deletes the pKey.exe.Uiapp.exe is the .Net file is created in order to drop the ransom note.

Fig.14 Ransom note Version 7

Quick Heal provides multilevel protection for this family. It detects and deletes it in real-time scenario as well as in behaviour base detection and ARW module.

Conclusion
Ransomwares are now not only using packers but also using libraries as well as different instruction set to make the analysis difficult. And noticing that other ransomwares (LockerGoga) have also used similar techniques, we can say that this trend will be followed in the future.

IOCs
Version6:

1E73E78E60E3A2255C37D7181ADF16E6
1EA66E610493B9DB3F5AA6DA82CA2CE7
560EE81F4250138CE063FEC3F387690C
B316DB79241100B0E86C11352DD169A0
6330639300E22E956CC50CCBD4FD027E

Version7:
117C3707F4D8DB004A0E7EF86350612B
15F32A4EE7B75AEFA308866B4BD79539

Subject Matter Expert
Manisha Prajapati, Pooja Birajdar | Quick Heal Security Labs

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Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national report

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Windows users urged to install latest updates following NSA hacking leak

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Yate couple’s computer hacked following clever online scam

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District’s social media policy questioned following NC teacher’s sex trafficking arrest

Some parents in Pender County are questioning the school system’s social media policies following the arrest of a Topsail High School track coach.

Ahmad Garrison, 27, of Holly Ridge, was charged Wednesday with four additional counts of sexual activity with a student. According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, the new charges involve a different alleged victim than the one mentioned when Garrison was first arrested.

Authorities say the parents of the student found inappropriate social media messages between their daughter and Garrison.

The charges left some parents in Pender County concerned about what the school system is doing to protect students.

“It angers me and it upsets me,” said LaCretia Munn, a parent of three daughters in the Pender County School System.

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Two teenagers are under arrest following a very disturbing video out of Modesto.

The video posted on Facebook has gone viral and shows kids bullying another kid along a sidewalk. A seemingly helpless student wearing a backpack was brutally tossed to the pavement and also endured a flurry of swear words in the video.

As close to a dozen other students stood by, with some recording on cell phones, they watched as two bullies had their way. One threatened the boy and demanded the boy drop to his knees.

In the less than two minute video, the crowd breaks up and the boy is allowed to walk away.

So why did all the other kids simply watch and laugh and not doing anything to help the kid being bullied?

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Hacking Team hits back at ‘vigilante hackers’ again following Cellebrite breach

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Hacking Team hits back at ‘vigilante hackers’ again following Cellebrite breach

The recent high-profile Cellebrite data breach, which saw a vigilante hacker reportedly break into the Israeli phone hacking firm’s systems made headlines for the nature of the attack. Around 900GB data was reportedly stolen in the attack, which has angered …

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All Bitfinex clients to share 36% loss of assets following exchange hack

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All Bitfinex clients to share 36% loss of assets following exchange hack

Bitfinex, the cryptocurrency exchange that lost $72m (£55m) to hackers last week, has told customers they will lose just over 36% of the assets they had on the platform but will be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.

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