On Friday a major piece of malware hit the web, and throughout the weekend infected hundreds of thousands of computers, taking down everything from businesses to the U.K.’s National Health Service. The software, dubbed WannaCry 2.0, is what’s known as ransomware. Show More Summary
It's been a week since the massive WannaCry ransomware attack spread to hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe, but now there's a fix for at least some of those impacted....
The U.S. National Security Agency alerted Microsoft of a critical vulnerability that was eventually used to carry out the massive WannaCry ransomware attack that hit more than 300,000 computers worldwide last week, the Washington Post reported. The NSA went to Microsoft after it learned a hacking...
Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked the alleged NSA-developed exploit that was leveraged in the recent massive "WannaCry" ransomware attack, says it is gearing up to release more exploits in the coming months....
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Microsoft shames US, world governments for ‘stockpiling’ vulnerabilities after massive ransomware attack.
Security researchers say a leading suspect in the massive ransomware attack is a familiar one: North Korea. Researchers at Google, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, and Comae Technologies say an early version of the WannaCry software contains code similar to that used by the Pyongyang-linked Lazarus group in a 2015 cyberattack, the...
A massive cyberattack has been spreading across the globe since Friday, hitting hundred of thousands of computers and crippling major government and corporate operations. The malware is known as WannaCry, and here's what you need to know.
The massive ransomware attack by Wanna Cry is getting worst by the hour and has already hit over 160 countries around the world. India is no exception, and Asia is one of the worst hit continents. The attack has wrecked havoc which has forced millions around the world to shut down their computer systems. Show More Summary
THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL USING XP? Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack.
Ransomware attack repercussions continue, but U.S. may have dodged a major hit
Krebs on Security reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has netted the bad guys about US$26,000. But is probably a drop in the ocean compared to what it has cost businesses around the world. More »
President Trump reportedly ordered an emergency meeting after the massive global cyber attack that has already affected 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Trump ordered his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, to hold the emergency meeting over the weekend, according to Fox News. Show More Summary
The WannaCry attack impacted people around the world, from hospital patients to university students. These are some of their stories. “It was chaos,” a receptionist working the night shift at Jakarta’s Dharmais Hospital, Indonesia’s biggest cancer center, tells Fast Company. Show More Summary
The weekend’s massive “ransomware” attack exposed the glaring vulnerabilities in our cybersecurity readiness.
Following the massive "WannaCry" (also known as "WannaCrypt") ransomware attack that began rapidly spreading last week, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith had some sharp words for governments stockpiling software vulnerabilities....
Microsoft president: Ransomware attack underscores need for digital rules of engagement.
This weekend's massive cyberattack has made the as-yet unidentified attacker behind it more than $49,000 (£37,900) — but they're going to have a hard time claiming it. On Friday, computers around the world were hit with a devastating...Show More Summary
The massive ransomware attack still reverberating around the world is the kind of thing that is going to keep happening unless rules like those governing conventional warfare are brought in for cyberspace, Microsoft says. Microsoft president Brad Smith warned in a blog post Sunday that the "stockpiling of vulnerabilities by...
Experts warn firms to update security software, as Microsoft partly blames US government for massive ransomware attack.
French auto giant Renault became the first major French company to report being affected by Friday's ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries across the world, reports Automotive News. An English plant of Renault's alliance partner Nissan was also hit by the attack. More »