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Attacks on business now equal one every 40 seconds: Ransomware is Kaspersky Lab's Story of the Year 2016

*New Delhi [India], Dec.9 (ANI): In 2016 ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold: which represents a change from an attack every two minutes in January to one every 40 seconds by October.*
ANI News

Why hunting bugs online is a lucrative job, except in India

After the recent spate of Wannacry ransomware attacks affecting business and government operations globally, an anonymous independent British security researcher “accidentally” activated a “kill..
IndiaTimes

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News video: Innovate E-Commerce's Karen Puchalsky on Ransomware Attacks in USA

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News video: CrowdStrike CEO Weighs in on Ransomware Attacks

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May.22 -- George Kurtz, CrowdStrike's chief executive officer and co-founder, discusses the global ransomware attacks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
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News video: The Successor to WannaCry Could Be Much Worse

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WannaCry has infected over 240,000 machines, but now there’s an even worse ransomware attack underway: EternalRocks.
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Microsoft president blasts NSA for its role in 'WannaCry' computer ransom attack

A Microsoft executive sharply criticized a U.S. spy agency Sunday for its role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers and used to launch history’s largest..
L.A. Times

They predicted the 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack, so how come few listened?

Misha Govshteyn and his colleagues at the cybersecurity start-up Alert Logic dropped all their projects about a month ago, except for one they deemed a graver threat than the rest. Someone had..
L.A. Times

'WannaCry' ransomware attack shows why Apple refused to hack terrorist's iPhone

Cybersecurity researchers said a malicious program that disabled computers at Britain's National Health Service, Russia's Interior Ministry and companies and homes across dozens of countries Friday..
L.A. Times

'WannaCry' ransomware shares code with Sony hack, raising possibility of North Korea connection

Cybersecurity researchers said Monday that the massive "WannaCry" virus that has infected computers around the globe was developed using some of the same code used in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures,..
L.A. Times

Digital Geneva Convention needed after ransomware attack, Is the Syrian regime worried about international justice?, Friendly approach won't dissuade Kim Jong-un, Facebook Live presents ethical concerns, The economic benefits of solar and wind energy

A roundup of global commentary for the May 29, 2017, weekly magazine.
Christian Science Monitor

Mother and son confronted by hammer wielding burglars

mother and son confronted by hammer wielding burglars
Nottinghamshie police are appealing for people to come forward after an aggravated burglary in Newark.The incident happened in Beech Avenue at 12.20am on Sunday, March 26 - police have just..
Nottingham Post

‘Rapid digitisation making India favourite cyber attack target’

Rapid digitisation in all sectors in India has made the country critically prone to targeted cyber attacks and ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack is “just the tip of the iceberg”, a cyber..
BGR India

Massive Ransomware Attack Reaps Meager Profits

massive ransomware attack reaps meager profits
The WannaCry ransom attack that quickly circled the globe last week is not yet fully contained. So far, it has impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. However, one of the remarkable..
E-Commerce Times

Ransomware revenue rises to $1bn

A new report from Trend Micro has revealed that the use of ransomware by cyber attackers increased by 752 percent in 2016. In the last year alone, the security software company estimates that Locky,..
betanews

New scam in wake of Ransomware NHS attack

new scam in wake of ransomware nhs attack
Fraudsters pretending to be from Microsoft Windows are calling at Nottinghamshire houses in the wake of the Ransomware attack on the NHS, in order to steal their personal details.Nottinghamshire Police..
Nottingham Post

Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack

Security researchers have found digital clues in the malware used in last weekend's global ransomware attack that might indicate North Korea is involved, although they caution the evidence is not..
ChicagoTribune

Hackers just gave you another reason to hate vaping

It turns out vaping may be bad for more than just your look.  With a few tweaks of the pen, a security researcher has demonstrated that vaporizers can be modified in such a way as to pass code to..
Mashable

Mobile Ransomware Triples in Year's First Quarter

mobile ransomware triples in year's first quarter
While ransomware is mostly found on Windows PCs, malware specifically created for mobile device has become quite widespread. In fact, the number of infections has grown threefold in the year's first..
Softpedia

Mobile ransomware grows three-fold in Q1, 2017: Kaspersky Lab

As global ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing down, the volume of mobile ransomware has grown over three-fold during the first quarter of the year, a cyber security firm said. According to..
BGR India

WannaCry was most Americans’ first experience of ransomware

Although ransomware in some form has been around since 2005, a new survey of 5,000 US consumers reveals that for 57 percent the recent WannaCry attack was their first exposure to how it works. The..
betanews

BGR India news wrap: Paytm Payments Bank, OnePlus 3T discontinued, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 launch, Nokia 3310 lookalikes, and more

As another week in the tech world draws to a close, we take a look at some of the stories that fired the week. WannaCry, the ransomware continued to spread panic in the beginning of the week but as the..
BGR India

‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers


The Register

NTFS bug allows any website to crash Windows 7, 8.1

Users of older versions of Windows aren’t having the best time of it lately. Last week it was discovered that over 98 percent of those affected by the WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, and..
betanews Also reported by •The Verge

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