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Tag: Cyber Attack

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Govt gears up to handle WannaCry Ransomware cyber-attack

Berhampur/Bhubaneswar: Hours after ransomware cyber-attack was detected at the Berhampur City Hospital’s information management system, the attack was also reported today at the Purusottampur hospital with the affected computer screen showing the ‘WannaCry’ message. Though initially errors occurred in three computers at the office of the Purusottampur hospital, two could be restored after anti-virus software […]

WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack: Do’s and Don’ts to prevent hacking

The detection of the first WannaCry Ransomware virus  in Berhampur city hospital today has put the state government and IT ministry in particular on high alert. Besides issuing advisory, the IT department has been convening review meetings with OCAC, NIC and IIIT to deal with the bug. The crime branch chief had also warned about […]

Ransomware cyber attack: IT Dept releases advisory   

Bhubaneswar: In view of the global WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack, the state IT Department has released an advisory to avoid possibles attack in the state in future. The IT department has advised all the departments to follow the instructions prescribed  in the advisory to prevent computers from getting hacked. In the advisory, the department has […]

Ransomware Attack
Indian-origin Google researcher links ransomware attack to North Korea

London/Washington: As the world struggles to identify cybercriminals behind the global ransowmware attack that hit 150 countries, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google has claimed that the hackers may have links to North Korea. According to Neel Mehta’s discovery, the “Lazarus Group” that works on behalf of North Koreans may be behind the attack […]

This 22-year-old put brakes on rasomware attack by accident

London: A 22-year-old cyber expert who accidentally stopped the breach at the British National Health Service (NHS) has now been hired by the British National Cyber Security Centre to prevent further damage. Marcus Hutchins, also known as “Malware Tech”, accidentally triggered a “kill switch” that helped in stopping the “WannaCry” ransomware attack from spreading further, […]

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ransomware attack had 'nearly zero' impact in India: Minister

New Delhi: Trying to instil confidence among people, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the ongoing cyber attack by ransomware virus ‘WannaCrypt’ had nearly zero impact in India. “We are strengthening our cyber security. After talking to Microsoft, we had asked people to install patch system in March. This ongoing […]

White House
Less than $70,000 paid in 'ransomware' cyberattack: White House

Washington: Less than $70,000 has been paid in a “ransomware” cyberattack that has affected about 150 countries worldwide, the White House said on Monday. “We are not aware of payments that have led to any data recovery,” White House Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said at a daily briefing. Bossert said the ransomware attack, known […]

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Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call: Microsoft

Washington: A cyber-attack that hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft has said. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused “widespread damage”, the BBC reported. A statement from Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith on Sunday criticised the […]

Andhra police computers hit by cyber attack

Vijayawada: A section of computers of Andhra Pradesh’s police departments were affected by a global cyber attack on Saturday, authorities said. Computers in 18 police units in Chittoor, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhatpatnam and Srikakulam districts were affected. However, officials said the day-to-day functioning was not hampered. Director General of Police N. Sambasiva Rao said some standalone […]

UK election hacking
Russia cyber attackers may target UK elections, warn spies

London: Spies at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have called an emergency summit with Britain’s political parties after warning them that the next general election is vulnerable to cyber attacks by the Russians. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has written to leaders of all the main political parties offering expert […]