Ransomware

Trend Micro: ransomware grew 752% in 2016 and generated $1B in revenues

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters

The money you’ve been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way. Bitcoin is neither tangible nor backed by anyone, but it’s still worth a great deal to some people. This digital currency began circulating on the internet in 2009 with each Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers

The ‪WannaCry‬pt extortion notes was most likely written by a Chinese speaking authors, according to linguistic analysis.<p>WannaCry samples analysed by …

Google Translate

5 best practices for recruiters to be aware of cybersecurity

5 best practices for recruiters to be aware of cybersecurityWith every passing day - security threats seem to be worsening. It’s no longer a case of …

Cybersecurity

Most people would pay a ransom to get their data back

The high-profile WannaCry attack was the first time that 57% of US consumers were exposed to how ransomware works, the results of a recent Carbon …

Security

WannaCry Ransomware: Fake Antivirus Apps For Android Don't Protect Against Malware Attacks

A new wave of apps appearing in the Google Play Store purport to protect devices against the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of …

Google Play Store

AES-NI Ransomware Dev Releases Decryption Keys Amid Fears of Being Framed for XData Outbreak

On May 21st, a security researcher who goes by the name Thyrex, received a message on a Russian forum that contained a link to a ZIP file that …

Malware

Ransomware: Carding's Replacement for the Criminal Masses

Ransomware is not only here to stay, it's going to proliferate by orders of magnitude, and cause substantial risk to businesses for the foreseeable …

Information Security

WannaCry Gives Consumers a First Look into Ransomware

5/25/2017<br>12:30 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Although ransomware has been around for two years, it took the fast-moving and expansive WannaCry to provide a majority of …

Information Security

The Rise of Ransomware: How Vulnerable Are We?

I want you to imagine a scenario: you sit down at your computer, ready to get a full day’s work done, only to be greeted by something that looks like …

Cybersecurity

WannaCry Ransomware: Public Hasn't Lost Trust In Microsoft Despite Massive Attack

In the wake of the massive ransomware attack called WannaCry that infected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries, the public has not …

Microsoft

Russian postal service hit by same cyber attack that brought chaos to NHS

Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest …

Lifestyle

Congress’ Imperfect Start to Addressing Vulnerabilities

With the global and debilitating WannaCry ransomware attack dominating the news in recent weeks, it’s increasingly necessary to have a serious policy …

National Security Agency (NSA)

This New Wave of Malware Could Blow Last Week's Attack Out of the Water

A new potential malware is spreading throughout insecure systems, and could potentially be worse than recent malware attacks when it finally strikes.<p>Almost two weeks ago a wave of malware attacked computers around the world. The "WannaCry" ransomware infected hospitals in the U.K. and FedEx in the …

Malware

Wannacry Has A Scarier Successor Called EternalRocks

The recently discovered worm EternalRocks has no kill switch and is highly infectious. It exploits NSA’s leaked tools and can rapidly be weaponised …

Information Security

Infographic: Fast Facts About Cybersecurity in 2017

If we’ve learned anything from the amount of cyberattacks that have happened so far this year, it’s that cybersecurity has increasingly become a …

Cybersecurity

64-bit malware threat may be itty-bitty now, but it's only set to grow

The volume of 64-bit malware in the wild remains low even though computers running 64-bit operating systems became ubiquitous years ago.<p>The vast …

Malware

Tencent users beware! There's a mobile ransomware coming after you!

It’s okay to not give away superuser privileges all willy-nilly.<p>| May 23, 20175:54 pm | Filed under: Android, Malware, Ransomware 0<p>Customers of …

Information Security

With 2017 Poised To Be The Year Of Ransomware, More Cyber Spending Is On The Way (Podcast)

With headlines swirling following the WannaCry attack that hit more than 230,000 computers across more than 150 countries in just 48 hours, on this …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware Attacks Rise 250 Percent in 2017, Hitting U.S. Hardest

Ransomware damage costs are expected to exceed $5 billion in 2017.

Cybersecurity

Cyber security a priority for utilities

Protecting IT systems from attack is an increasing priority for utility providers around the world as operations become more data driven, industry …

Cybersecurity

Cybercrime Has Become a Commodity

Today’s cybercriminals have new options that make their malicious efforts easier than ever. Cyberattacks can be purchased in several forms, including …

Information Security

North Korean group 'likely' behind ransomware attacks: Symantec

WASHINGTON - Cyber security firm Symantec said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was responsible for the …

Cybersecurity

CrowdStrike CEO Weighs in on Ransomware Attacks

George Kurtz, CrowdStrike's chief executive officer and co-founder, discusses the global ransomware attacks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on …

Cybersecurity

Global Ransomware Cyber Attack Hits More Than 100 Countries

In recent years, the cyber world witnessed an increase in the number and sophistication of cyber attacks.<p>However, all these attacks pale in …

Information Security

'WannaCry' Ransomware Uses Encryption To Hold Files Hostage

"<p>More than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries were crippled by a massive ransomware attack, dubbed WannaCry, and security experts warned that it may get worse before it gets better.<p>WannaCry is ransomware that exploits a Windows vulnerability and encrypts a victim's files and holds them …

Cybersecurity

After WannaCry ransomware, EternalRocks, XData and Athena could cause greater online chaos

At a time when the world is gradually recovering from the devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak, cyber-security researchers are bracing for even more hazardous cyber threats in days to come. The greater frequency and intensity of cyberattacks today points towards the level of sophistication …

Microsoft Windows

Beware of companies claiming they can remove ransomware for free

A leading cyber expert said Monday consumers shouldn’t blindly accept a company’s free offer to remove WannaCry ransomware from their …

Ultramarathons

Ransomware: Understanding the landscape of this form of malware and effective ways to counter it

<b>By Mandar Sahasrabudhe</b><p>Ransomware in IT world can be referred to as <b>virtual kidnapping</b> of data in exchange for a reward. It’s a malware which restricts …

Security

386 WannaCry ransomware samples discovered in the wild

The destructive ransomware has caused chaos and it may be that cyberattackers want to continue capitalizing on the malware.<p>Researchers have …

Technology