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Ransomware Spiked Even Before WannaCry

Ransomware, a threat that has been in the news in recent weeks, grew aggressively during the first quarter of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab.

WannaCry, what a wimp? Why security pros are staying chill - CNET

21 hours agoTechnology : CNET: News

At a cybersecurity forum in London, experts call the ransomware, scary as it was at first, overexposed, unsophisticated and ultimately "a failure."

WannaCry could just be the beginning of quick-spreading hack attacks

The WannaCry ransomware attack took the world by surprise a few weeks ago, spreading to more than 300,000 computer systems around the world in a matter of hours. The virus, believed to have been created by hackers with ties with North...Show More Summary

WannaCry Webinar Re-Broadcast

Chris Saah CEO of TecFac (Technology Facilitators) joined Carlos Leyva and the team for a discussion of the recent the ransomware attack and how to prevent ransomware from penetrating your organization in addition to discussing HHS' methodology implications. Show More Summary

WannaCry: Ransom note analysis throws up new clues

Linguistic analysis of ransom notes by Flashpoint suggests the ransomware note writer speaks Chinese - and used Google Translate.

Don't Fall for These Lame WannaCry Scams

WannaCry scams are popping up left and right, even spreading to Android devices -- which aren't vulnerable to the ransomware.

5 Lessons Learned From The WannaCry Ransomware Attacks for Hospitals

  Editor’s Note: Richard Sullivan is chief government and revenue officer for Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. Will information technology ever realize an imagined future...Show More Summary

Crysis ransomware master keys released to the public

A total of 200 master keys can now be used by victims to decrypt and unlock their systems.

Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack

Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month?

Queensland hospitals facing system failure after botched WannaCry patch

Five hospitals in Queensland are suffering from system failure caused by the security patches that were installed to protect the hospital from the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack

Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the "WannaCry" worm to other malware...Show More Summary

Bogus Android apps in Google Play store promise WannaCry protection

Scammers are using the unprecedented, global coverage of the spread of the WannaCry ransomware to dupe Android users into downloading bogus apps that pretend to provide protection against it, despite the fact that WannaCry only works on Windows computers. Show More Summary

Here’s one tally of the losses from WannaCry ransomware global attack

A digital worm powered by stolen National Security Agency software caused $1 billion in damages when it infected hundreds of thousands of computers in less than a week, a Florida … Click to Continue »

Future Tense Newsletter: Expect More Massive Cyberattacks

Greetings, Future Tensers, More than 150 countries and 300,000 machines later, many in the digitally connected world breathed a sigh of relief that amateur mistakes kept WannaCry—the ransomware that swept the globe earlier this month—from inflicting its full destructive power. Show More Summary

WannaCry : les vers d’hier font peau neuve

Le vendredi 12 mai en matinée, de nombreuses sources en Espagne ont été les premières à signaler l’apparition d’une vague d’attaques informatiques menées à l’aide du ransomware désormais identifié sous le nom de WannaCry. Dès que McAfee...Show More Summary

Congressional Rep Pushes His 'Hack Back' Bill By Claiming It Would Have Prevented The WannaCry Ransomware Attack

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Legislator Tom Graves is pushing his cyber defense bill again. So far, his bill -- which we covered here in March -- is still in the drafting stages and has yet to be introduced. It has a unmemorable name (Active Cyber Defense Certainty...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

MOSCOW (Reuters) - 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 sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.

Why there's never been a better time to upgrade to Windows 10

If you're still running an older version of Windows, you really should think about getting on Windows 10. The recent WannaCry ransomware issue highlighted the number of machines out there that are still running now-ancient versions of Microsoft Windows. Show More Summary

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 with ransomware, banking Trojans or RATs. After a host of ransomware attack that wreaked...Show More Summary

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