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Tag: Ransomware

Farmer Protest
Hackers Hit Indians With Ransomware Supporting Farmers

New Delhi: In a unique way to support protesting farmers in India, cyber criminals have launched a new ransomware attack in the country that does not ask for money but justice for the community, conveying a message that no data will be recovered until the demands of the farmers are met, a new report revealed […]

Locky follows path of its predecessor WannaCry, IT Min says beware

Bhubaneswar: While the mastermind behind the WannaCry ransomware is still at large, malware Locky has taken over systems around the world. The virus, like its predecessor, encrypts data of computers, hacks website and demands money through bitcoins to restore the data. Meanwhile, IT Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera has asked to adopt the same preventive measures […]

Locky ransomware: Odisha Crime Branch issues advisory to prevent virus attack

Bhubaneswar: As a preventive measure against possible threats of Locky ransomware, after the Centre sounded alert on the deadly virus earlier this month, the cyber cell of Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday issued an advisory asking users to upgrade their cyber security and follow guidelines for safekeeping of their digital platforms from the deadly virus. […]

'Locky' is largest malware campaign in 2017

New York: 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 on August 28, zdnet.com […]

Locky ransomware spreading through spam campaign: ICERT

New Delhi: The central government on Saturday said that ransomware — Locky — is spreading through “massive spam campaign”. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT), “spam mails” are being used to spread the ransomware. “It has been reported that a new wave of spam mails are circulating… to spread variants of Locky […]

FBI detains expert who stopped ransomware outbreak

Washington: The FBI has detained a computer expert who found a way to stop an outbreak of the “WannaCry” ransomware computer virus in May that had affected computers of key public services and businesses across the world. The 23-year-old Briton Marcus Hutchins, who runs a security blog called MalwareTech, was arrested late Wednesday in Las […]

Microsoft Hexadite
Microsoft to acquire security firm Hexadite

San Francisco: Ransomware attacks have prompted Microsoft to sign an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a US-headquartered company that delivers agentless, automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. “Our vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers protect, detect and respond to the constantly evolving and ever-changing cyber-threat landscape,” Terry Myerson, […]

judy_malware
Now 'Judy' malware infects 36.5 mn Android phones globally

New Delhi: As the world was still recovering from the “WannaCrypt” ransomware attack, a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, making its way through Google Play Store. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps have been downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 million times. Some of the malware-affected […]

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

Moscow: 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 on Friday. According to Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, the number of mobile ransomware files detected reached 2,18,625 during the first quarter, […]

new ransomware
New, scarier ransomware 'EternalRocks' found

San Francisco: After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware “EternalRocks” that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight. According to the researchers, “EternalRocks” exploits the same vulnerability in Windows that helped WannaCry spread to computers. […]

WannaCry Ransomware - Learn from Ethical Hacker Deepak
WannaCry Ransomware: Learn from Ethical Hacker Deepak Kumar Nath

Bhubaneswar: Following the attack of WannaCry Ransomware in Ganjam district of Odisha, CEO & Founder of Global Tech Promoters Deepak Kumar Nath, a renowned ethical hacker, in an exclusive interview to Siddharth Roshan, representative of odishatv.in, explains about the problem that has panicked more than 140 countries. Deepak is a security researcher, who has discovered […]

Ransomware
Ransomware threat: Odisha to create awareness through social media

Bhubaneswar: In a move to prevent the recent Ransomware attack WannaCry, the Odisha Government has decided to take help of social media to create awareness. Other than this, advertisements will be released in print media so that people will be able to understand the advisory released by the State IT department easily. The decision was […]

Wannacry virus
Stellar cracks 'WannaCry', working on 5 India cases

New Delhi: In a good news for those struggling to gain access to locked data after the “WannaCry” attack hit Windows users in 150 countries, Stellar Data Recovery on Friday claimed it has cracked the ransomware at its R&D labs and is currently working on five cases from India. Stellar received requests from over two […]

NSU
Singapore university staff hit by new cyber attacks

Singapore: Two employees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) were hit by a fresh round of cyber attacks on Thursday. It was reported that the latest attacks undermined the computers of the two employees, including a researcher who worked on a security project funded by the Ministry of Defence, Xinhua news agency reported. According […]

WannaCry probe
Crime Branch starts inquiry into Ransomware attack in Ganjam hospitals

Bhubaneswar: A three member team of cyber cell of State Crime Branch has left for Berhampur today to probe into WannaCry Ransomware attack at Berhampur city hospital. The investigating team headed by inspector Anil Anand will also visit Purusottampur CHC in Ganjam district. Computers at Berhampur City hospital and Purusottampur Community Health Centre (CHC) were […]

Cryptocurrency
Not just "WannaCrypt,' a cryptocurrency attack is generating digital cash fast

San Francisco: As the world gets together to contain “WannaCrypt” ransomeware attack that exploited a vulnerability in a Microsoft software, the same Windows vulnerability (MS17-010) has been exploited to spread another type of virus that is fast generating digital cash from machines it has infected. According to a report in The Registrar on Wednesday, tens […]

Ransomware
Indian-origin Google techie links ransomware attack to N Korea

London: An Indian-origin security researcher with Google has found evidence suggesting that North Korean hackers may have carried out the “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack that hit over 150 countries, including India. Neel Mehta has published a code which a Russian security firm has termed as the “most significant clue to date”, BBC reported today. The code, […]

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 […]

Marcus
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 […]

Cyber attack
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 […]

ransomware attacks
Ransomware attack hits 74 countries: Kaspersky

Seattle: Kaspersky Lab has recorded as of Friday more than 45,000 attacks of ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russia. The multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider’s Global Research and Analysis Team said in these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRY” added to the filenames. The attack by the ransomware, dubbed […]

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