Tag: WannaCry

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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Researcher who found the Wannacry ‘Kill-Switch’ was arrested by FBI

Researcher who found the ‘Kill-Switch’ for Wannacry Ransomware was arrested by FBI. Marcus Hutchins, a 22-year-old British security researcher who gained worldwide fame for stopping the spread of...

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TrickBot influenced by WannaCry and Petya, adds a self-spreading Worm Module

Security researchers have discovered that the latest version of Trickbot has been using the Windows Server Message Block (SMB). This is the same worm module used by WannaCry and Petya that allowed...

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Ransomware Woes Sees India Force Microsoft for Cut-Price Upgrade Deal

Following last month’s unprecedented cyberattack led by the WannaCry ransomware, India has reportedly pressed Microsoft to offer a significant one-time discount deal for over 50 million Windows...

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Petya Ransomware Outbreak is Wrecking Havoc Across the World

A new ransomware strain similar to WannaCry has been spreading across Europe today, hitting a number of large companies and installations in countries including Russia, the UK, Ukraine, India, Spain,...

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Researchers Find Link Between WannaCry Ransomware and China

Security researchers at Flashpoint have revealed a linguistic analysis of the ransom notes delivered to tens of thousands of WannaCry’s victims around the world. While a portion of the...

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Security Researchers Release WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tools

Two security researchers have separately released decryption tools that will help victims of the WannaCry ransomware regain access to their infected machines without having to pay the $300...

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The FBI’s Cyber Action Team is Investigating the WannaCry Ransomware

The sweeping global ransomware menace led by WannaCry and its many variants is being investigated by the FBI’s little-known Cyber Action Team (CAT). Established by the FBI’s Cyber Division in...

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Steve Gravely on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack and What it Means to the Healthcare Industry

Steve Gravely focuses his practice in the areas of health law, information privacy and cybersecurity and emergency preparedness and response issues for critical infrastructure industries. He has...

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The Rapid Spread of WannaCry Ransomware

On Friday May 12, 2017, several countries reported that their critical infrastructure had been hit - and in certain case badly affected - by a new strain of Ransomware. As of May 16, 2017, there are...

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