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WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, a 23-year-old British-based malware researcher who gained attention in May for detecting a “kill switch” that […]

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Major cyber attack disrupts companies across the globe

Major cyber attack disrupts companies across the globe

Written by on June 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure […]

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US Government warns cyber attacks are North Korean

US Government warns cyber attacks are North Korean

Written by on June 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert squarely blaming the North Korean government for a raft of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009 and warning that more were likely. The joint warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that “cyber actors of […]

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Next auction of NSA hacking tools set for July, apparently

Next auction of NSA hacking tools set for July, apparently

Written by on May 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A group that published hacking tools that security experts believe were stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency – NSA – said on Tuesday it plans to sell a new batch of stolen code in July to customers willing to pay more than $22,000 for it. The Shadow Brokers group said in an […]

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North Korea’s envoy says blaming Pyonyang for WannaCry ridiculous

North Korea’s envoy says blaming Pyonyang for WannaCry ridiculous

Written by on May 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea’s deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday “it is ridiculous” to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions violations. WannaCry has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations. […]

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Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security ratings firm BitSight found. Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry, which remains an active threat in hardest-hit […]

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News highlights – 17 May

News highlights – 17 May

Written by on May 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 17 May US cyber bill would force NSA to share findings WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week’s “ransomware” attacks. Read […]

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There’s something a bit odd about the WannaCry virus, Watson

There’s something a bit odd about the WannaCry virus, Watson

Written by on May 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The WannaCry malware that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours is throwing up several surprises for cybersecurity researchers, including how it gained its initial foothold, how it spread so fast and why the hackers are not making much money from it. Some researchers have found evidence they say […]

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WannaCry virus has signs of North Korean hacking group

WannaCry virus has signs of North Korean hacking group

Written by on May 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. A researcher from South Korea’s Hauri Labs said on Tuesday their own findings matched […]

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News highlights – 14 May

News highlights – 14 May

Written by on May 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 May Labour shortage pushing midsized Japanese companies to buy robots TOKYO (Reuters) – Desperate to overcome Japan’s growing shortage of labor, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service. Read more… Australia and New Zealand […]

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