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Over a million computers remain vulnerable to WannaCry-like attacks
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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.
WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook not working for many users: Details here
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WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook not working for many users: Details here

In a major surprise, Facebook's entire family of apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, appears to have gone down for some users.
Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn
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Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn

An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyber attacks including creating click fraud botnets, infecting hundreds of thousands of devices with malicious software on the computer network of a leading US university.
GitHub overcomes world's largest DDoS attack in under 10 minutes
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GitHub overcomes world's largest DDoS attack in under 10 minutes

The largest known DDoS attack in the world targeted software development platform GitHub this week, and the latter was impressively able to overcome it in under 10 minutes.
India 7th most targeted country for Web Application Attacks: Report
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India 7th most targeted country for Web Application Attacks: Report

According to a research titled "State of the Internet/Security Report" for Q4, 2017 by Akamai Technologies Inc., India ranked 7th among the most targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA).
Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner kidnapped in Kiev
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Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner kidnapped in Kiev

40-year-old Pavel Lerner, a prominent Russian blockchain expert and manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange, has been kidnapped in Kiev, Ukraine.
US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent
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US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

The US government in an unprecedented move has now issued a red flag against the North Korean government blaming the country for a series of cyberattacks that go way back to 2009.
Indian firms are still not taking cyberattacks more seriously
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Indian firms are still not taking cyberattacks more seriously

Indian enterprises have rapidly adapted technology but at the same time, they have failed to properly safeguard themselves from attacks of a digital nature as much as they have taken measures when it comes to physical attacks on their establishments.
Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, others caught in cyber attack web
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Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, others caught in cyber attack web

Cyber hackers gained access on websites such as Twitter, Spotify, Paypal, and a host of other websites which are customers of the internet infrastructure company Dyn.

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