Ransomware

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Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

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.

Germany: Cyber attack on a hospital leaves a patient dead

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.

Garmin suffers massive outage, leaving fitness devices disconnected

25 Jul 2020

Garmin suffers massive outage, leaving fitness devices disconnected

GPS tech provider Garmin has been hit by a massive outage.

IT giant Cognizant suffers from 'Maze' ransomware attack: Details here

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.

This coronavirus app can lock you out of your phone

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.

Ransomware everywhere: One coordinated attack hits 22 American towns

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.

Hackers can lock your DSLR photos with ransomware: Here's how

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.

Meet The Persistence of Chaos: The world's most dangerous laptop

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.

Over a million computers remain vulnerable to WannaCry-like attacks

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.

Watch out! Hackers are exploiting WordPress sites to spread malware

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.

Watch out! Anatova is a new ransomware that targets gamers

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.

French security researcher hacks BSNL intranet, exposes critical security flaws

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.

US blames North Korea for devastating WannaCry cyber-attack

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.

After WannaCry, government issues alert against dangerous Locky Ransomware

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.

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

09 Aug 2017

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

It's the premonition of things that will become more commonplace.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI

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.

Ransomware Business "highly profitable"; victims pay over $25mn in ransoms

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.

In 2017, India has seen one cybercrime every 10 minutes

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.

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

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.

Ransomware attack: India's shipping industry affected as Mumbai port hit

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.

Massive cyberattack in Ukraine: Bank, airport targeted, India affected too

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.

S.Korean firm pays $1m ransom to hackers, founder turns bankrupt

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.

WannaCry Attack: Corporate Affairs Ministry's portal was hacked

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.

Bengaluru: Wipro threatened once again by ransomware

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.

NKorean group likely behind WannaCry, but possibly no state hand

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.

WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key

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.

Cyber-terrorism, the birth of a modern day warfare

19 May 2017

Cyber-terrorism, the birth of a modern day warfare

The modern world is caught between two extreme ends of terrorism.

WannaCry is asking for money, this malware is mining it

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.

Four new cyber cells for Mumbai Police

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.

WannaCry, not the first and certainly not the last

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.

WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools

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.

WannaCry ransomware shuts down Bengaluru's ATMs

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.

Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom

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.

WannaCry ransomware attack- Maharashtra government releases helplines

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.

Ransomware attacks in India attempted over 48,000 times

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.

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

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.

WannaCry Effect- Open ATMs only after updating software says RBI

15 May 2017

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.

WannaCry cyber attack is not over yet, say experts

15 May 2017

WannaCry cyber attack is not over yet, say experts

Technical departments of organizations have been working very hard to restore infected computers that have fallen prey to the infamous ransomware virus called WannaCry.

Massive ransomware attack hits computers in 99 countries, including India

13 May 2017

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.

India's internet speed trails Nepal, Bangladesh

23 Dec 2016

India's internet speed trails Nepal, Bangladesh

According to latest reports, India ranks at 96 on a countrywide comparison with respect to download speeds and availability of bandwidth.