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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."

How to leave Windows XP behind: 5 alternatives for under $500 - CNET

Older systems running Windows XP and 7 are vulnerable to WannaCry and other malware. Protect yourself by modernizing with one of these inexpensive upgrades.

WannaCry Attribution Gets Murkier

Earlier this week, I wrote about some analysis conducted by Symantec that suggested WannaCry was likely linked to threat actors from North Korea. But there's further evidence now that has people wondering what is really going on. More »      

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

It's not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

First, it was Microsoft's turn to deal with a terrible SMB security hole, WannaCry. Now, it's the open-source SMB server Samba's turn.

How to protect your data from cyberattacks

The malware attack known as WannaCry (or Wcrypt) has quickly become one of the worst cyberattacks in recent memory. But the damage could've been prevented.

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

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Homeland...

New WannaCry Cyberattack Could Target Tens of Thousands of Home Computers

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Newly found flaw in widely used networking software is yet to be exploited by hackers.

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

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