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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

Security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty, returns to Twitter

After being nabbed by the FBI while leaving DefCon, the security researcher who singlehandedly neutralized the WannaCry malware attack earlier this year is back online. Marcus Hutchins appeared for hi

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

WannaCry hero heads into Tuesday hearing as the security community crowdfunds his defense

Over the weekend, the security community raised legal funds for Marcus Hutchins, the researcher famed for stopping the spread of the malware known as WannaCry. Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was

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

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

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

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.