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After WannaCry ransomware attack, the NHS is toughening its cyber defences

£20m to be spent on Security Operations Centre in order to help protect the UK's hospitals and health services against cyber attacks

Lessons for EU to Protect Against Next Cyber Attack

Three steps that can help governments safeguard their data systems and citizens against future cyber-attack threats such as the recent WannaCry and Bad Rabbit malware outbreaks.

Microsoft: Help us kill off two banking trojans that learned from WannaCry

Microsoft warns that more and more businesses are being infected by consumer-focused banking trojans.

The nasty future of ransomware: Four ways the nightmare is about to get even worse

WannaCry, NotPetya, Bad Rabbit, and others have demonstrated the power of ransomware -- and new sneaky tricks are only going to make it an even bigger problem.

Britain Publicly Names North Korea As Source Of WannaCry Attack

Photo. AP In a BBC radio interview on Friday, British Security Minister Ben Wallace attributed this year's WannaCry outbreak to the North Korean government. The ransomware attack crippled roughly a third of Britain's National Health Care trusts, as well as nearly 300 local doctor's offices, in May. More »      

Britain Says North Korea Was Likely Behind WannaCry Attack That Hit Hospitals

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The British government is "as sure as possible" that Kim Jong Un's pariah state launched the attack, U.K. Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace told the BBC.

WannaCry cyberattack on UK health service 'preventable'

LONDON (AP) — An independent investigation has concluded that the debilitating cyberattack that crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service earlier this year could have been prevented with basic security measures. The National...Show More Summary

WannaCry ransomware: Hospitals were warned to patch system to protect against cyber attack - but didn't

'Basic IT security' could've prevented NHS from being such a significant victim of May's WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

The NHS has huge security issues and needs to 'get their act together' after the WannaCry attack

The NHS has huge security failings and could have prevented the WannaCry attack earlier this year, according to a government report. In May 2017, ransomware caused havoc in Britain's health service. It had been warned about the risks...Show More Summary

Britain believes North Korea was behind 'WannaCry' NHS cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England.

NHS could have avoided WannaCry hack with 'basic IT security', says report

National Audit Office says NHS and Department of Health must ‘get their act together’ or suffer ‘far worse’ than chaos experienced in May The NHS could have avoided the crippling effects of the “relatively unsophisticated” WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May with “basic IT security”, according to an independent investigation into the cyberattack. Show More Summary

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Spreads: "This Is A Targeted Attack.. On Critical Infrastructure"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The Bad Rabbit ransomware is spreading across Europe not long after the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks. But Bad Rabbit is a “targeted attack” with widespread implications. A new cyber attack is affecting numerous computer systems around Europe. Show More Summary

A new, virulent ransomware epidemic is fuelled by yet another leaked NSA cyberweapon

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The global epidemic of Wannacry ransomware infections was the result of petty criminals fusing an old ransomware strain with a leaked NSA cyberweapon that was released by The Shadow Brokers, and the result was tens of millions of dollars' worth of economic harm. (more…)

New 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware attack spreading across Europe

Image: Kaspersky Following in the footsteps of WannaCry and Petya, a new strain of ransomware is now making its way across Russia and Europe. A new ransomware attack is now spreading across Europe in an outbreak that carries echoes of the WannaCry and Petya attacks that hit scores of PCs earlier in 2017....

Microsoft fingers North Korea as WannaCry mastermind

The WannaCry malware attack will likely go down as the event which woke the world up to the real potential for cyber-attacks to cripple essential infrastructure, after taking down some parts of UK’s National Health Service for several days and having devastating effects on companies in many other parts of the world. Show More Summary

Microsoft CEO on why governments shouldn't weaponize software vulnerabilities

This past spring, ransomware known as WannaCry infected millions of Windows computers. The creators utilized a Windows exploit called EternalBlue that was believed to have been created and used by the US National Security Agency to spy...Show More Summary

How to hold private companies accountable for data breaches

Another day, another data breach. That would definitely be an apt catch phrase for 2017, with major, high-profile hacks or breaches coming with disturbing regularityEquifax and HBO were all hit hard, and the WannaCry ransomware crippled infrastructure around the globe. Show More Summary

WannaCry ransomware was the biggest challenge of the year, says cybersecurity centre

Government still learning lessons from ransomware that hit 300,000 PCs worldwide and took down dozens of NHS trusts.

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