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Android Malware Leak Private Photos To Friends
Do you mind private photos to be sent to friends? An new Android ransomware possibly asks you similar questions. If you do mind that happens, read this paper carefully. Some clues indicates the threat is distributed by Google Play. Thousands of Android users may be at risk to a malware which attempts to extort victims by threatening to leak personal information, including photos, unless a 'ransom' is paid to the hackers...
By Jason Murdock  View Source  
Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe Seems WannaCry Linked
A new global computer virus attacked from Tuesday; many Russian and Ukrainian targets, like oil companies and banks, are attacked by a virus similar to the ransomware WannaCry. The virus copied codes from earlier ransomware campaigns known as "Petya" and "GoldenEye." Technically, it's not a new one; but it's more aggressive in spreading and attacking. The good news is update patch for WannaCry may protect some machines from the new virus...
By Jack Stubbs  View Source  
The World Is Not Ready For Cyber Attack
Cyber attack is a high frequent word in information industry as well as in social news. When people talk about it, it seems at least some of us knew the threat and can deal with whatever. The truth isn't so optimistic. The NSA is supposed to run as a info security agency, however, its by-products - cyber weapons or say back doors - are stolen ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
What have we learned from WannaCry
WannaCry demos a sample of ransomware, which has been a growing threat in recent years. Cyber security is a key area of FBI. It said more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since 2016. In cyber space ransom seems easier , lower cost, and much higher frequent. The WannaCry ransomware attack gives computer owners a surprise as well as a lesson: how to defend from cyber ransom is becoming a question widespread ...
By Michelle Drolet  View Source  
WannaCry Driving Scareware and Bogus Anti-Virus Downloads
WannaCry let's know that we may meet not only fake ransomware but also fake anti-virus app. WannaCry pushed people into install anti-virus app in panic, but some of them are tricked by bogus software. Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% in the Google Play store. It said one in ten are infected by real malware just because of the threat of WannaCry...
By Dark Reading  View Source  
Information Security Experts Suggest after WannaCry
The WannaCry attacked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It makes ransomware, a rarely known malware type became infamous over a night. How to protect yourself from ransomware is a hot topic in information security circle. In general, we believe backup files should be an old school trick. However, experts have more to share...
By Neil Ainger  View Source  
Guess Who is the Owner of WannaCry
WannaCry's threat seems passed, but its author and owner is still a riddle. Researchers are interested why such a worldwide ransomware is made with so low skills. More and more evidences point that WannaCry is connected with China or North Korea. There are two opinions that are derived from separate views and analysing.
By Chris G.  View Full Paper  
Evidence of North Korea in Ransomware Attack
More evidence shows that North Korean hackers are behind the global ransomware attack. Ransomware's nature is crime not technology or definitely not high technology. If you want money and don't fear police, ransom is a quick way to create fortunate. None doubts North Korean needs money, and as for police ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
Link Between WannaCry and Southern China
Flashpoint outlined some results based on linguistic analysis of Wannacry. They got some sample codes from victims' computers. The ransomware said that the victim should pay a certain amount of bitcoins, or the data will be permanently lost. This message is translated into 28 languages; and Chinese is one of them. It has any speciality?
By Rhett Jones  View Source  
WannaCry and Ransomware is Active on May
Ransomware is to demand money after launching security attack. This May large scale ransomware attacks are reports in many countries. WannaCry is one the them; its name is telling the world not to touch me, or your bad day is coming. The NHS once suffered a major cyber attack and had to cancel some operations countrywide. In China, the thing even became worse. Thousands of gas stations' computer systems had been down to follow a ransomware warning....
By Cara McGoogan  View Source  
Netflix Incident and Cyber Extortion Campaigns
Recently Netflix is focused among information security topics. Some attackers declared to expose its data or disrupt its web site by DDoS unless the organization pays ransoms. 10 unaired episodes from Season 5 of Netflix’ hit series "Orange Is The New Black" have been leaked. It shows that ransomware is not the only form ...
By Jai Vijayan  View Source  
Regular File Backup Against Ransomware Threat
Ransomware is becoming a new threat in information security area. If you click a malicious link in email, the consequence is hard to predicate. Your photos or files may be gone. If you didn't backup them yet and you desperately want them back, you are possibly the victim of ransomware...
By WRAL CHANNEL  View Source  
Russian Hacker Created Starter Pack Ransomware
Hackers never stop widening their businesses. Ransomware is sort of high tech and skill crime before. But a Russian hacker is changing it, who has created a starter package to run ransomware service. With this tool, low-level criminals can join into the game easily. Ramsomware and other malware, these dark technology are impacting common people both online and offline, if you don't want own privacy to become money of others...
By Zack Whittaker  View Source  
Want to be a hacker: Here to start
There's been a surge of high-profile cyber attacks recently: last year's Ashley Madison debacle, a number of attacks carried out by hacktivist group Anonymous, and the recent ransomware siege of a Hollywood hospital, to name a few. As a result, the demand (and salaries) for cybersecurity professionals has skyrocketed. The best way to learn cyber...
By StackCommerce  View Source  
Why you should never pay hackers if they take over your computer
If you’re not familiar with ransomware yet, expect to hear a lot more about it this year. Ransomware, which is a form of malware, works by either holding your entire computer hostage or by blocking access to all of your files by encrypting them. Once infected, a person generally receives a message stating that he or she must pay a certain amount...
By Cadie Thompson  View Source  
Hacker Locks Hospital’s Entire Computer Network, Asks $3.6 Million for Decryption
A ransomware is wreaking havoc in Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center located in California. The hospital computers have been down for more than a week after ransomware infection encrypted all the files on the hospital network. The problem is so severe that the hospital authorities are transferring patients to other hospitals because of the...
By VIJAY PRABHU  View Source  
Ransomware On Apple's iCloud: How the Attack Worked
Be honest, have you ever really been worried about your Apple device getting hacked? I never truly considered the possibility. That is, until I heard about the ransomware attack which affected iCloud users in Australia and the U.S. recently. Victims were locked out of their iPhones by an "Oleg Pliss" and told to pay $100 to unlock their device. In...
By Abigail Wang  View Source