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How to Protect Yourself Against a Ransomware Attack

4 months agoTechnology : Time: Tech

Recently, a massive ransomware attack using stolen NSA hacking tools disabled an estimated 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The ransomware, known as WannaCry, severely affected organizations around the globe, including, the British National Health Service, car makers Renault and Nissan, and the Russian Interior Ministry. Show More Summary

Petya ransomware: Companies count the cost of massive cyber attack

Health and hygiene firm Reckitt Benckiser warns ransomware attack could cost it £100m in revenue.

NSA-Linked Hackers Raise Price Of Monthly Subscription to $61,000 After Tuesday's Cyberattack

In the wake of Tuesday’s massive global ransomware attack, the hacker group called the Shadow Brokers is again trying to capitalize on its reputation as a source of leaked NSA hacking exploits, saying it will up the price of a subscription...Show More Summary

FedEx delivery unit hit by worldwide cyberattack

The shipping company is the latest American company rocked by the massive ransomware attack that has disrupted businesses around the world.

'Petya' ransomware: Everything you need to know

There's another massive ransomware attack sweeping across the world. Here's what you need to know to stay safe. Little more than a month has passed since the notorious WannaCry ransomware attack hit headlines across the world. Now, sadly,...Show More Summary

Cadbury chocolate factory shut down by Petya cyberattack - CNET

5 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The massive ransomware attack has reached Australia, sending things really wonky at the chocolate factory. Ahhhhh fudge.

Windows 10 Creators Update Gets Big Update

It’s timely that Microsoft has released a massive slew of updates to the Windows 10 Creators Update. With Petya striking overnight, attacking unpatched systems with a nasty bit of ransomware, it’s worth taking this update as it includes a bunch of fixes. More »      

Petya ransomware slams Windows PCs shut in massive attack - CNET

5 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The cyberattack is moving quickly, locking down systems at an alarming rate.

New massive ransomware attack paralyzing European banks, airports, government departments

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hot on the heels of the WannaCry attack, a massive, new, ransomware attack has struck Europe, shutting down systems in Ukraine, Britain, and Spain. From The Telegraph: The virus is believed to be ransomware - a piece of malicious software...Show More Summary

Ransomware attack spreads through Europe

"A massive ransomware campaign is currently unfolding worldwide." The post Ransomware attack spreads through Europe appeared first on Hot Air.

Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Around the World

A massive cyberattack has hit computer systems around the world, the BBC reports. The ransomware attack, which is believed to be a well-known strain called Petya (the updated version is called Petrwrap), was first reported in Ukraine but has quickly spread to Spain, France, Russia, and other countries. Coverage of...

Massive new ransomware attack making its way around the globe

Just a month after the massive WannaCry ransomware attack hit computers around the world, it appears another attack is underway across Europe and around the globe....

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

5 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Some have called the previously seen malware "Petya," though others say it is "a new ransomware that has not been seen before." It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.

One kind of Android smartphone ransomware is behind a massive rise in malicious software

McAfee Labs report says 244 new threats are detected every minute - and that Android is the target in a boom in ransomware attacks.

South Korean hosting firm shells out $1M in yet another ransomware hack

In a nightmare scenario, South Korean web hosting firm Nayana announced that last week it had suffered a massive breach affecting more than 150 of its servers. But perhaps more troubling was the fact the attackers had managed to take control of an immense amount of user data. Show More Summary

'Friendly neighbourhood hackers' politely hacked a billboard at a shopping mall

Hackers occupy a scary place in the popular imagination — shadowy figures capable of taking down hospitals and causing international havoc, as happened in the massive WannaCry ransomware attack earlier in May. But the reality can beShow More Summary

How to avoid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack

6 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

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

Fix for 'WannaCry' ransomware now available, but it's fairly limited

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....

NSA reported vulnerability used in WannaCry attack to Microsoft

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Group that leaked exploit behind 'WannaCry' attack promises more to come

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....

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