Security

The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise

The ransomware that wasn’t<p>The haze of yesterday’s massive ransomware attack is clearing, and Ukraine has already emerged as the epicenter of the damage. Kaspersky Labs reports that as many as 60 percent of the systems infected by the Petya ransomware were located within Ukraine, far more than …

Cybersecurity

Researchers Found They Could Hack Entire Wind Farms

On a sunny day last summer, in the middle of a vast cornfield somewhere in the large, windy middle of America, two researchers from the University of …

Cybersecurity

Nato warns cyber attacks 'could trigger Article 5' as world reels from Ukraine hack

A cyber attack against any member state would trigger c - Nato's mutual defence clause - the alliance has warned after a massive computer hack paralysed government ministries and dozens of businesses in Ukraine before spreading around the world.<p>The latest global cyber attack is believed to have …

Cybersecurity

The Era of Chaos-Inducing Ransomware Is Here and It's Scary as Hell

The ‘90s cyberpunk thriller <i>Hackers</i> is used too often to illustrate the fearful future of cyber security, but it’s popular for a reason. The film’s …

Cybersecurity

Remote code execution flaws exposed in Kaspersky Server software

Core Security's advisory reveals a number of dangerous vulnerabilities in the antivirus server solution.<p>Severe security flaws have been discovered in …

Information Security

You are the key to keeping your computer safe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yet another major cyber extortion campaign is wrecking computer networks all over the world -- and we need to start thinking about cyber safety more comprehensively and include users in solving the problem. This effort must begin with an assessment of user risk, not just technical risk -- …

Cybersecurity

How businesses can prevent cyber attacks

Computers around the globe were hit by a ransomware cyber attack Tuesday which asked for $300 in ransom. Phosphorus founder Gregory Keeley discusses how to protect your computers from cyber attacks such as this.<p>“People need to get off their butts and start to patch and look after their endpoint …

Cybersecurity

Shipping giants including Maersk could lose millions of dollars due to cyber attack

Shipping giants could lose millions of dollars following the disruption caused by a global cyber attack this week, according to tech experts.<p>Lars …

Cyberattack

Petya ransomware: everything we know about the massive cyber attack

Contributors:<p>share<br>• tweet<br>• Linkedin<p>A massive cyberattack swept across systems worldwide this week, spanning Europe, the Middle East, and the United States and affecting a variety of companies, from banking institutions to airlines to hospitals. The breach comes just weeks after the WannaCry attack that …

Cyberattack

Is the "NotPetya" ransomware a Russian cyberattack in disguise?

As Tuesday's ransomware attack continues to spread around the world, several security analysts are saying that this virus may not be ransomware after …

Ransomware

Opportunities In Cyber Security After Growing Number Of Ransomware Attacks

A new sophisticated ransomware mimicking WannaCry is causing havoc across the world.<p>Many high profile companies have been infected, including …

Cybersecurity

Flawed reporting about WhatsApp

Cumulative effect of missteps led the Guardian to overstate the potential impact on the security of users’ messaging<p>The Guardian was wrong to report in January that the popular messaging service WhatsApp had a security flaw so serious that it was a huge threat to freedom of speech.<p>But it was right …

Privacy

German regulator suspends law on storing phone and Internet data

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German regulator has suspended the launch of a law obliging German telecom companies to keep telephone and Internet data for up to 10 weeks to help fight crime, citing a court ruling.<p>The data retention law, which had been due to come into effect on Saturday, requires companies …

Privacy

Cybersecurity stocks rally as ransomware attack targets thousands of companies

Cybersecurity stocks are soaring as a vicious new form of malware has left thousands of computers grounded.<p>Many cyber-security companies saw their …

Cybersecurity

Firewalla Home Cyber Security Solution (video)

With the increasing threats of malicious cyber attacks on home PCs, Firewalla based in San Joe California is hoping to protect your family from cyber …

Cybersecurity

Leaked Manual Reveals How CIA Can Track Windows Users by Gauging Wi-Fi Signal

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released the latest issue in its ongoing Vault 7 series—a trove of secret or otherwise classified US Central Intelligence …

Wi-Fi

WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

How many people specifically know where you are right now? Some friends and family? Your coworkers, maybe? If you're using a Windows laptop or PC you …

Wi-Fi

Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware …

Cybersecurity

BNP Paribas Says Cyber Attack Hit Real Estate Unit

BNP Paribas SA reported that its non-banking real estate unit was affected by Tuesday's cyber attack that reached across Europe. Bloomberg's Giles …

Cyberattack

Ramifications of the second global ransomware outbreak

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>YOU RANSOM, YOU LOSE SOME —</b> Officials, IT staffers and cyber experts are still analyzing a major ransomware attack that raced around the world on Tuesday using the same Windows flaw that powered the infamous WannaCry malware. Most of the victims were in …

Cybersecurity

NATO decides cyber attacks could trigger collective defence clause

North Atlantic alliance is moving cyber into the domain of the military, alongside land, sea, and air capabilities.<p>Article 5 of the North Atlantic …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Built An Advanced AI To Protect Windows 10 Users From Malware

In the last two months we’ve seen a pair of massive malware outbreaks that compromised computers around the globe. In May it was WannaCry. This week, the Petya ransomware has been ravaging systems. Protecting nearly half a billion computers against advanced threats like these is incredibly …

Malware

Writing the Rules of Cyberwar

The line between offensive and defensive attacks is far from clear, a new book argues.<p><i>The Washington Post</i>’s report last week on Russian cyber efforts to disrupt the 2016 election—and the Obama administration’s months-long debate over how to respond—ended on a foreboding note. Among the measures …

Cybersecurity

Global hack appears aimed to inflict damage, not collect money

The "ransomware" attack that struck Ukraine and has since spread to about 65 countries might not be a regular ransomware attack after all. Instead, …

Ransomware

MSC says working on sharing data after Maersk cyber attack

Swiss container line MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is working with vessel-sharing partner Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) to find ways to share data after a cyber attack on the Danish company, MSC said on Wednesday.<p>MSC said it was prepared to divert ships away from affected Maersk terminals.<p>"We are …

Cyberattack

Google's massive fine, cyberattack hits Europe

Today's major headlines include Google's massive fine from the EU, a new ransomware attack is hitting Europe and the infamous Galaxy Note 7 might be back on July 7.

Cyberattack

'Global event' knocks major websites offline

Major popular websites were inaccessible on Wednesday afternoon raising fears of another cyber attack.<p>Publishing websites including Reddit, the New York Times, CNN, ProPublica, and BuzzFeed were all affected by the issue, which was caused by a flaw in a network management system.<p>Visitors to …

Cyberattack

New Cyber Attack Goes Global

Suelette Dreyfus, lecturer at the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, discusses cyber security, the latest …

Cybersecurity

Researchers Find 'Vaccine' for Global Ransomware Attack

6/28/2017<br>12:15 PM<p>50%<p>50%<p>A vaccine, not a killswitch, has been discovered to prevent the Petya/NotPetya ransomware from infecting machines.<p>Looks like …

Information Security

The government is planning to drop bombs on hackers

The RAF may drop bombs on people launching cyber attacks that hit Britain, according to the defence secretary.<p>Speaking after a huge attack on the …

Cyberattack