WannaCry

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Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks

09 Dec 2019

Watch out! This Mac malware can carry out stealthy attacks

Often, we run into malware strains designed to compromise computers, steal data from them.

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

30 Nov 2019

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

Thanks to PM Modi's Digital India initiative, more and more people and businesses have come online and are using the web as a tool of availing different services and broadening their reach (among many other things).

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.

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.

Most cyber-attack vulnerable Indian cities: Is yours on the list?

18 May 2019

Most cyber-attack vulnerable Indian cities: Is yours on the list?

Two years ago, the world witnessed WannaCry, one of the most devastating cyberattacks that compromised hundreds of thousands of computers in a few hours.

Using Windows 7? Install this update to avoid WannaCry-like attack

15 May 2019

Using Windows 7? Install this update to avoid WannaCry-like attack

Back in 2017, the infamous WannaCry ransomware plagued hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe.

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.

#TechBytes: 5 useful ways to protect yourself from online scams

10 Dec 2018

#TechBytes: 5 useful ways to protect yourself from online scams

India is going digital, but at the same pace, fraudsters are also using new, tech-savvy techniques to dupe unsuspecting people.

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.

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 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.

Cyber-attacks: India pushes Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discount

02 Jul 2017

Cyber-attacks: India pushes Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discount

In the wake of ransomware attacks around the world, India is, meanwhile, pushing Microsoft to offer a sharply-discounted one-time deal to users for upgradation to the latest Windows 10.

Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to tackle malware attacks

29 Jun 2017

Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to tackle malware attacks

In the last few months, there's been a continuous outbreak of malware attacks.

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.

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.

US blames North Korea for cyberattacks, more attacks imminent

15 Jun 2017

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

13 Jun 2017

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.

Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

27 May 2017

Pacemakers are extremely vulnerable against cyber-attacks, according to reports

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and other devices in hospitals, according to recent studies, most of the times have security problems making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

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.

Jharkhand- Seven people lynched after WhatsApp rumor

20 May 2017

Jharkhand- Seven people lynched after WhatsApp rumor

The villagers of Seraikela-Kharsawan, East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum districts (Jharkhand) had gone into frenzy. They were worried about their children, who they believed were going to be abducted.

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.

17 million accounts on Zomato 'hacked'

18 May 2017

17 million accounts on Zomato 'hacked'

India's largest online food-portal Zomato has become the latest target of hacking. A security blog called Hackread claims over 17 million accounts have been breached.

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.

Haryana girls harassed while going to school, go on hunger-strike

17 May 2017

Haryana girls harassed while going to school, go on hunger-strike

13 girls from a village in Haryana have been on a hunger-strike since last one week, alleging molestation and harassment on their way to school.

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.

Microsoft lambasts NSA for WannaCry, time for a "wake-up call"

15 May 2017

Microsoft lambasts NSA for WannaCry, time for a "wake-up call"

Although Microsoft has released a patch update to counter the ransomware WannaCry, it is now fuming at how all this came to fruition owing to the software vulnerabilities, which were exploited but not reported by the NSA.

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.