Ransomware to remain cybercrime mainstay in 2018: Trend Micro

Ransomware to remain cybercrime mainstay in 2018: Trend Micro

Bengaluru, December 6 (IANS) The trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major cyber attacks will continue in 2018 with the ransomware business model being a cybercrime mainstay, a new report said on Wednesday.   Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro predicted an increase in Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities as more devices are manufactured without […]

‘Locky’ is largest malware campaign in 2017

‘Locky’ is largest malware campaign in 2017

New York, September 3 (IANS) Locky ransomware’s re-emergence with new email distribution campaign has been touted as one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, the media reported.   The ransomware, once considered almost defunct, sent over 23 million emails with the malware to the US workforce in just 24 hours […]

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across Europe

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across Europe

MOSCOW/KIEV, June 27 (Reuters) – A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, the country’s banks, Ukraine’s international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.   Moscow-based cyber security firm Group IB said hackers had exploited code developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) which was leaked […]

Key government networks well-protected from ransomware: IT Secretary

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The government has installed necessary security in batches to protect its key networks from the cyber attack by ransomware virus ‘WannaCrypt’, Information Technology Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Tuesday.   “On ransomware, since March, the government of India has been on high alert. We have already installed the necessary security […]

India says its computer systems safe, software patches installed

India says its computer systems safe, software patches installed

NEW DELHI, May 15 (Reuters) – India said on Monday its computer systems have largely escaped a massive global ransomware attack, and that state organisations managing government websites and building supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp.   The cyber attack that shut car factories, hospitals, shops and schools over the weekend has […]

Ransomware emerges as most dangerous cyber threat yet

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) As the world struggles to tame the massive “WannaCrypt” attack, ransomware has emerged as the most dangerous cyber threat for both organisations and individuals in recent months, with global losses now likely running into hundreds of millions of dollars.   Ransomware is a malicious software that locks a connected device, […]

Businesses brace for Monday as ransomware threat lingers

Businesses brace for Monday as ransomware threat lingers

SINGAPORE/TORONTO, May 14 (Reuters) – Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.   Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry – “ransomware” […]