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Tag: Ransomware Attack

SMBs Witnessing Increased Ransomware Attack

New Delhi: Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are witnessing an increased ransomware attack globally, including in India, this year and the ransom demands have reached nearly $8,620 (nearly Rs 6.4 lakh) on average in the pandemic times. The “Dharma” ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) attacks are troubling small and mid-sized businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic and the cybersecurity […]

US city hit by ransomware attack, Internet shut

San Francisco: A ransomware attack has crippled the US city of Baltimore that has brought all of its email and online payment gateways to a standstill. The hackers are demanding $76,280 in exchange for freeing all the city’s systems. The tool that has paralysed the city is a National Security Agency creation called “EternalBlue”, which […]

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Sam Pitroda hits back at BJP over absence jibe  

Bhubaneswar:  After being the target of BJP in Odisha for his role as the technical advisor to the state government particularly in the wake of Ransomware attacks, Sam Pitroda has hit back at the saffron party through a series of tweets. Coming down heavily on the allegations of the Odisha BJP, he tweeted,  “At 75 […]

China warns the world of new ransomware-like virus UIWIX

Beijing: Chinese authorities warned computer users of the risk of a new cyber attack by a virus similar to WannaCry ransomware that has affected over 150 countries since it was detected last week, causing widespread panic. The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (CVERC) and software company AsiaInfo on Wednesday detected the “UIWIX” virus, which […]

Ransomware attack: BJP takes a jibe at state IT advisor    

Bhubaneswar: With instances of Ransomware attack being reported from various parts of the state, the BJP state unit today took a jibe at the IT advisor of the state government questioning his absence at such a crucial time. Speaking to mediapersons here, BJP Spokesperson Sajjan Sharma questioned the absence of state’s IT advisor Sam Pitroda […]

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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, […]

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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 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 […]