Articles about Ransomware
01 Oct 2020
Swatch Group hit by cyberattack, operations affected
Swatch Group, the biggest watch manufacturer in the world, has been hit by a cyberattack.
23 Sep 2020
Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here
Luxottica, the Italian parent of popular eye-wear brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack.
20 Sep 2020
Germany: Cyber attack on a hospital leaves a patient dead
In a major shocker, a woman has reportedly died due to a ransomware attack in Germany.
18 Aug 2020
Carnival, world's largest cruise line operator, falls victim to cyberattack
As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are using the opportunity to attack unsuspecting organizations and their customers.
07 Aug 2020
Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here
After Garmin, Japanese tech giant Canon, known for its professional cameras around the world, appears to have fallen victim to a major ransomware attack.
25 Jul 2020
Garmin suffers massive outage, leaving fitness devices disconnected
GPS tech provider Garmin has been hit by a massive outage.
19 Apr 2020
IT giant Cognizant suffers from 'Maze' ransomware attack: Details here
Cognizant, one of the largest tech and consulting companies in the world, has been hit by a major ransomware attack.
17 Mar 2020
This coronavirus app can lock you out of your phone
In the wake of increasing coronavirus infections around the world, more and more people are resorting to tracking the disease online.
02 Mar 2020
SpaceX's precision parts manufacturer just got hacked
In a major shocker, Visser Precision, a custom parts manufacturer for some of the biggest space, auto, and defense contractors - including companies like SpaceX and Lockheed Martin, has been hit by a security breach.
22 Aug 2019
Ransomware everywhere: One coordinated attack hits 22 American towns
Even two years after the super-dangerous WannaCry ransomware attack, government computer systems haven't been equipped with the technology to thwart critical cyber-crimes.
13 Aug 2019
Hackers can lock your DSLR photos with ransomware: Here's how
Even with advanced security protocols, ransomware attacks are happening all over the world, locking personal computers as well as government/hospital workstations.
27 May 2019
Meet The Persistence of Chaos: The world's most dangerous laptop
Can a decade-old laptop running Windows XP cost over a million dollars? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.
13 May 2019
Over a million computers remain vulnerable to WannaCry-like attacks
Two years ago, a major ransomware-based cyberattack, dubbed WannaCry, compromised hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe.
30 Mar 2019
Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware
Next time, when you click on a link served via email, better look at the website it is redirecting you to - as it may install a ransomware/malware on your PC.
25 Jan 2019
Watch out! Anatova is a new ransomware that targets gamers
Researchers at McAfee have flagged a dangerous form of ransomware, one that poses as games and appears to be compromising several users across the world.
05 Mar 2018
French security researcher hacks BSNL intranet, exposes critical security flaws
French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert claims to have gained access to a private database of state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) which contains details of more than 47,000 employees.
19 Dec 2017
US blames North Korea for devastating WannaCry cyber-attack
The US claims that North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry malware that hit over 300,000 computers across 150 countries earlier this year.
03 Sep 2017
After WannaCry, government issues alert against dangerous Locky Ransomware
Government of India has issued an alert against Locky Ransomware, a high-intensity virus that can lock your computers and demand ransom for unlocking them.
09 Aug 2017
HBO hacks: There is more to this story
It's the premonition of things that will become more commonplace.
04 Aug 2017
Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI
In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.
29 Jul 2017
Ransomware Business "highly profitable"; victims pay over $25mn in ransoms
The recent wave of ransomware threats across the world has escalated into a global crisis.
22 Jul 2017
In 2017, India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes
From major ransomware attacks to minor phishing rackets, India saw one incident of cybercrime per 10 minutes in the first six months of 2017: 144 per day.
07 Jul 2017
Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins
Indian clothing company Blackberrys (Gurgaon-based) is the latest victim of the massive ransomware attack.
28 Jun 2017
Ransomware attack: India's shipping industry affected as Mumbai port hit
The Petya ransomware has hit operations at one of the three terminals in Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India's largest container port.
27 Jun 2017
Massive cyberattack in Ukraine: Bank, airport targeted, India affected too
A cyberattack on Ukraine targeted several banks, electricity firms, including the National Bank of Ukraine and state-owned power distributor, the largest airport, disrupting their operations.
21 Jun 2017
S.Korean firm pays $1m ransom to hackers, founder turns bankrupt
Paying ransom to cyber terrorists to get back stolen data- many have done it but none has ever openly admitted it.
19 Jun 2017
WannaCry Attack: Corporate Affairs Ministry's portal was hacked
India was one of the 150 countries, whose computer systems and networks were affected by the infamous WannaCry ransomware cyberattack that took place last month.
02 Jun 2017
Bengaluru: Wipro threatened once again by ransomware
Bengaluru offices of the IT giant, Wipro received yet another threat by a ransomware on Wednesday, seeking Rs. 500 crore in bitcoin.
24 May 2017
NKorean group likely behind WannaCry, but possibly no state hand
Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said they are fairly sure people associated with Lazarus, a group believed to be working for North Korea, is behind the WannaCry attack.
20 May 2017
WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key
A team of researchers said they had found a last-chance way to protect systems from WannaCry, which first hit computers in 99 countries a week ago.
19 May 2017
Cyber-terrorism, the birth of a modern day warfare
The modern world is caught between two extreme ends of terrorism.
19 May 2017
WannaCry is asking for money, this malware is mining it
Just when the world is waking up to the onslaught of WannaCry and its capacity for chaos, there is news surfacing of another global attack, which proves that we are still grasping straws when it comes to protecting ourselves from cybercrimes.
19 May 2017
Four new cyber cells for Mumbai Police
Amid a rise in cyber attacks, Mumbai Police have decided to form four new cyber cells. Moreover, 186 posts have been sanctioned for these new cells.
18 May 2017
WannaCry, not the first and certainly not the last
WannaCry is currently raising eyebrows, as governments are slowly waking up to the threat that can be posed by pestilent bits of software and to the extent of their capability to wreak havoc.
18 May 2017
WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools
Shadow Brokers, the group which released parts of US national security agency (NSA)'s cyber weapons stockpile, forming the basis of the WannaCry ransomware, promised to keep releasing hacking tools every month to those willing to pay for the same.
17 May 2017
WannaCry ransomware shuts down Bengaluru's ATMs
According to a bank official, hundreds of ATMs across Bengaluru remained shut for the second day on Tuesday due to a potential virus attack by WannaCry ransomware.
17 May 2017
Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom
Amid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, hackers have now hit the Walt Disney Studios.
17 May 2017
WannaCry ransomware attack- Maharashtra government releases helplines
Owing to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack on government office computers, the Maharashtra government has come up with helpline numbers.
17 May 2017
Ransomware attacks in India attempted over 48,000 times
Quick Heal Technologies, a cyber security firm, detected over 48,000 ransomware attack attempts in India; West Bengal witnessed the most incidents.
16 May 2017
WannaCry- Some ATMs shut, but no major impact in India
Sources said operations were suspended in some ATMs running on old versions of Windows, to keep them safe from the WannaCry ransomware attack.