Post Profile






Global cyberattack may have aimed for havoc, not extortion

PARIS (AP) — The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, security experts say. The program, known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware, a type of malicious software that encrypts its victims' data and holds it hostage until a payment is made, usually in bitcoins, the hard-to-trace digital currency often used by criminals.
read more

share

Related Posts


Even NASA Got Infected With 'CryptoLocker' Ransomware

Technology : Vice: Motherboard

Between September 2013 and June 2014, a virus known as CryptoLocker infected around 500,000 computers around the world. Designed to lock data on a victim’s computer and hold it for ransom, it ended up extorting an estimated $3 milli...

Ukraine alleges Russian security services behind cyberattack

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Ukraine is alleging the Russian security services were involved in launching a massive cyberattack that locked up computers across the world. The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, said … Click to Continue »

Global Cyberattack Spreads as Experts Try to Limit Damage

Technology : Tech - WSJ.com

Governments and companies reported more infected computers stemming from a global cyberattack that wreaked havoc through the weekend, as IT departments around the world kicked off a fourth day trying to determine the scope of damage...

Ukraine alleges Russian security services behind cyberattack

Technology : SFGate: Tech News

Ukraine was one of countries hardest hit by the attack that started Tuesday, when computers at government agencies, energy companies and cash machines were temporarily disabled as their data was encrypted amid demands for ransom pay...

Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion (Update)

Technology : Physorg: Technology news

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC