Wannacry ransomware: 'Regular software updates can keep threats at bay'

Two factors seem to be contributing to the relatively low cash haul: low ransom requests of $300 to $600, and many victims refusing to pay - which is the advice proffered by most law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigati... More..

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Ransomware cyberattack resumes spread

Since then, maintaining protection from cyber attacks has been left up to individual health service trusts. Some of the attack's victims were ignoring advice from officials and paying the $300 ransom to un...More..

Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over

He began analyzing a sample of the malicious software and noticed its code included a hidden web address that wasn't registered. Telefónica: Spanish authorities confirmed the Spanish telecom company Telefónic...More..

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British hospitals hit by cyber attack, patients warned to reconsider appointments

Following the cyber attacks pictures were posted on social media showing screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of Dollars 300 (275 euros) worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, y...More..

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Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

The widespread ransomware attack known as WannaCry that hit hundreds of thousands of computer systems in countries around the world Friday shares code with malware attributed to a group of North Korean hacker...More..

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Alibaba inks deal with Pakistan to promote exports

In addition, Alibaba, Ant Financial and TDAP have agreed to promote the growth of financial services in Pakistan in areas such as mobile and online payment services. He highlighted Alibaba Group's approach of...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

More cyberattacks expected in upcoming weeks following Wanna Cry ransomware frenzy

The map suggests many dozens of businesses could be infected in Australia. At least three local organisations have been hit by WannaCrypt/WannaCry, according to the Australian government. In England, 48 NH...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WannaCry ransomware infects a quarter million computers in 150 countries

On affected computers, the WannaCry software encrypts files and displays a ransom message demanding $300 in bitcoin. Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, said on Sunday he registered another kill-switch for a...More..

DocuSign says hackers accessed customer email database
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DocuSign says hackers accessed customer email database

A week ago, the company warned customers of a malicious email campaign that copied its branding and email headers in an attempt to infect users with malware. The phishing emails were created to look like they w...More..

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Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal

The tool doesn't stop the worm from spreading, but it prevents files from getting encrypted. Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who assisted the anonymous British researcher lauded a hero, said he...More..

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Ransomware Illustrates Danger of Government 'Exploits'

The worldwide attack was so unprecedented that Microsoft quickly changed its policy and announced that it will make security fixes available for free for older Windows systems, which are still used by millions ...More..

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World braces for more cyberattacks

Most automated teller machines (ATMs) were running fine, there could be some which may not have updated Microsoft's Windows operating system, sources said. Prevention is the best way to avoid becoming a ransomw...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cyberattack havoc may grow at week's start

United States package delivery giant FedEx, European auto factories, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica , Britain's health service and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit. The country also...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What we know about North Korea's latest missile test

In April Pyongyang put dozens of missiles on show at a giant military parade through the capital, including one that appeared to be the type launched on Sunday. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in almos...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Launched missile could carry large nuclear warhead: North Korea

In a show of force, the United States sent an aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, to waters off the Korean peninsula to conduct drills with South Korea and Japan. Turkey's Foreign Ministr...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ransomware virus partially hits institutions, police dept in Maharashtra

But computers and networks that didn't update their systems remained at risk. "We're in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up". The 22-year-old researcher, who goes by the name MalwareTe...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert

Russian Federation said its banking and railway systems were targeted. At Germany's national Deutsche Bahn railroad, workers were labouring under "high pressure" on Monday to fix remaining glitches with tra...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KB4012598 patches Windows XP, Windows 8 against WannaCry ransomware

When the National Security Agency lost control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack, it was like "the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen", Microsoft President Brad Smith says, in...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft Blasts the CIA and NSA for "Stockpiling" Software Vulnerabilities

That's why it's called ransomware. Nearly all ransomware takes advantage of a vulnerability in an operating system. The identity of Shadow Brokers is unknown though many security experts believe the group...More..

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Ransomware attack had 'nearly zero' impact in India: Minister

The most disruptive attacks were reported in the United Kingdom, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers. But even as the government continues to play this...More..