£20m to be spent on Security Operations Centre in order to help protect the UK's hospitals and health services against cyber attacks
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 warns that more and more businesses are being infected by consumer-focused banking trojans.
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.
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 »
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.
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
'Basic IT security' could've prevented NHS from being such a significant victim of May's WannaCry ransomware outbreak.
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
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.
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
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
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…)
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....
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
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
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
Government still learning lessons from ransomware that hit 300,000 PCs worldwide and took down dozens of NHS trusts.