Tag: ransomware

Robots are Now Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers have put the spotlight on malware affecting humanoid robots with the first proof-of-concept ever hack to showcase a ransomware attack on robots. Ransomware attacks targeting...

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Free Decryption Tool Brings Respite to Victims of Aggressive Ransomware

A new and unusual family of ransomware has met its match after a ransomware tool backed by Europol turned into freeware. GandGrab, a ransomware that first appeared in January and quickly claimed over...

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Ransomware is ‘Modern-Day Extortion’, Says McAfee CEO

The chief executive of cybersecurity firm McAfee has labelled ransomware as the modern day answer to extortion. Speaking to CNBC, McAfee chief executive Christopher D. Young told CNBC: It is...

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US Hospital Coughs Up $55,000 to Hackers after Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack targeting a hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, has seen hackers make away with $55,000. A Hancock Regional Hospital official has confirmed that a cyberattack involving ransomware...

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47 Million Emails/Day: Necurs Botnet Launches Massive Ransomware Campaign

A cybersecurity firm has revealed it has blocked as many as 47 million emails per day spewed by the Necurs Botnet during the holiday season. The operators of the comprehensive campaign continue to...

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Ransomware Continues to Dominate as 2017’s Main Attack Vector

Cyber attacks are on the rise in 2017, clocking a staggering 238% jump in attacks against endpoints. In essence, businesses with over 10,000 employees routinely see about 1,000 attacks every single...

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26% of Ransomware Attacks Target Corporate Businesses

New research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the number of ransomware attacks targeting businesses have risen to 26% this year. An unprecedented outbreak of ransomware led by three major strains...

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Ransomware Payments to Hit a Record $2 Billion in 2017: Research

According to new research from a cybersecurity firm, ransomware payments will hit a high of $2 billion in 2017. 2017 will officially become the most expensive year ever for ransomware victims,...

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UK Govt Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware CyberAttack

  The UK government has blamed North Korea for WannaCry - the comprehensive ransomware cyberattack that struck countries around the world. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today” program, UK...

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Russian News Outlets Hacked to Launch Global Ransomware Attack

Hackers have reportedly borrowed code from the Petya ransomware again to target global organizations with compromised Russian news media outlets. A new ransomware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is being spread...

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