Articles about US National Security Agency

Over a million computers remain vulnerable to WannaCry-like attacks

13 May 2019

Technology
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.

Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

06 Oct 2017

World
Reports: Russian hackers stole classified US cyber tools from NSA

Hackers backed by the Russian government stole highly sensitive spying tools from US National Security Agency (NSA) in 2015 after a contractor loaded the information on his home computer.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

04 Aug 2017

World
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.

Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins

07 Jul 2017

India
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.

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

20 May 2017

World
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.

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

18 May 2017

World
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.

Ransomware attacks in India attempted over 48,000 times

17 May 2017

India
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.

WannaCry- Some ATMs shut, but no major impact in India

16 May 2017

India
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.

WannaCry Effect- Open ATMs only after updating software says RBI

15 May 2017

India
WannaCry Effect- Open ATMs only after updating software says RBI

The RBI has issued a directive to all banks to open their ATMs only after they have updated their software to protect against the recent WannaCry malware attack.

Massive ransomware attack hits computers in 99 countries, including India

13 May 2017

World
Massive ransomware attack hits computers in 99 countries, including India

A massive cyber-attack has struck organizations around the world which is believed to have used tools made by the US National Security Agency.

America, NSA is still eavesdropping on you

03 May 2017

World
America, NSA is still eavesdropping on you

USA's national anthem's lyrics say that America is "land of the free and the home of the brave"; now ironically it is also of the "closely watched" thanks to NSA, which despite Congress limitation, collated 151 million records of phone calls by American citizens last year.

Leaks suggest America's NSA may have hacked global banking system

15 Apr 2017

World
Leaks suggest America's NSA may have hacked global banking system

Hacking group Shadow Brokers have leaked spy tools allegedly created and used by the US National Security Agency (NSA).