Ransomware

WannaCry

Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

Cyber security researchers have found technical clues they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday. Symantec and Kaspersky…

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Cyberhacking

More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on…

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Ransomware

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99…

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New ransomware variant offers free decryption key to victims if they infect 2 others

A new ransomware variant offers its victims a free decryption key if they infect two or more other internet users with the malware that pay the ransom. The malware is called Popcorn Time and like…

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Adobe rolls out emergency update to counter ransomware threat

Got Adobe Flash Player? Update it now. Adobe(ADBE) has released an emergency update to its Flash Player after security researchers discovered a bug that allows attackers to take over and then crash users’ machines. In…

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Malwarebytes develops a Anti-Ransomeware app

For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and…

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