ransomware

Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you

A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the ha

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U

Boeing reportedly hit by Wannacry ransomware

Boeing has reportedly been struck in a major way by Wannacry, the ransomware that spread like wildfire last year. The Seattle Times obtained a memo from Mike VanderWel, of the company's commercial air

Tresorit adds file restore to its e2e encrypted cloud storage service

Europe-based cloud storage startup Tresorit which mainly focuses on selling to small to medium size businesses has added a file restore feature to its e2e encrypted cloud storage platform which it's

UK accuses Russia of 2017’s NotPetya ransomware attacks

The UK government has directly accused Russia of being behind the so called NotPetya ransomware attack last year -- which quickly spread around the globe, including affecting businesses in Spain, Fra

A new ransomware attack called Bad Rabbit looks related to NotPetya

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that a new kind of malware was spreading around Europe. The apparent ransomware which researchers are calling Bad Rabbit bubbled up in Russia and Ukraine and appears to al

More pseudo-ransomware attacks are probably on the way

The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Kaspersky Labs' quarterly report suggests that the trend is likely here

FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwarete

Corelight closes $9.2M Series A to help enterprises battle ransomware

It's already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacks and now cybersecurity startup Corelight has bagged a $9.2 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners.

Taking the bite out of the non-malware threat

#NotPetya can’t wipe what isn’t there.

More than half of major malware attack’s victims are industrial targets

A new report examining the targets and intended effects of this week's massive malware attack comes up with some significant insights. The attack, initially believed to be a variation of commercial ma

In aftermath of Petya, congressman asks NSA to stop the attack if it knows how

Today Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California wrote to the NSA in an appeal for the agency to do anything in its power to stop the spread of the global ransomware (or potentially just disguised

Analysts think Petya ‘ransomware’ was built for targeted destruction, not profit

The description of the Petya infections hitting computers worldwide as "ransomware" may be a misnomer, security analysts suggest. The malicious software's code and other evidence indicate that the pro

Today’s huge ransomware attack has only made about $7,500 so far

Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn't r

A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe

A month after the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed connected systems worldwide, a new threat appears to be spreading quickly. As reports emerge, today's attack paints a picture of businesses and g

WannaCrypt raises questions over government cyber priorities

The fallout from the WannaCrypt ransomware attack which quickly spread to multiple countries and systems last Friday continues to cause consternation around the world. And raises questions over govern

WannaCry ransomware is still spreading fast, but ‘kill switch’ defenses hold for now

The WannaCry ransomware sweeping the world hasn't stopped its progress, but quick action by cybersecurity professionals has at least partially limited the damage it does as it goes.

Top six tips to help avoid ransomware

Here are some amazing tips to help you and those you love (and the National Health Service) avoid ransomware.

That global ransomware attack was halted apparently by accident

Yesterday's global ransomware attack was scary for several reasons, but quick action by a security researcher at MalwareTech at least put an end to its spreading — although the researcher didn't rea

F-Secure buys Little Flocker to upgrade its Mac security play

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski revealed he was joining Apple earlier this month, and now it turns out his Mac security app, Little Flocker, has gone awol because it's joining F-Secure.
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