The 23-year-old who saved the world from a devastating cyberattack in May- Marcus Hutchins, was asleep in his bed in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe last week after a night of partying when another online extortion campaign spread across the globe.
Petya ransomware cyberattack:According to a cyber security firm it is possible to prevent files being infected by Petya by creating a read-only file under C:\Windows\ using the name “perfc”.
Russia’s Rosneft, one of the world’s biggest crude producers by volume, said its systems had suffered “serious consequences,” but added oil production had not been affected because it switched over to backup systems.
Honda discovered on Sunday that the virus had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China and other regions, a spokeswoman said
Microsoft has released security updates for its out-of-support but still widely popular Windows XP operating system, in a bid to prevent another cyber attack similar to WannaCry ransomware, which crippled the cyber world last month.
The new threat called “Fireball” is designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine and track their web traffic on behalf of Beijing-based digital marketing firm called Rafotech, the malware also has the ability to download new malicious files.
With the dust now settling after “WannaCry”, the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is really to blame.
Cybercrime would also seem to be extremely attractive to North Korea. It’s hard to trace, can be done on the cheap and, for those who can master the technological expertise, the opportunities seem to be everywhere.
Most of the companies fall victim to cyber attackers either because of unpatched software with known vulnerabilities or because of the human factor like people falling victim to phishing emails, said Finland-based cyber security firm F-Secure.
A cyber intelligence group has said that rapid digitisation in India has made the country prone to targeted cyberattacks
WannaCry compromised the post office’s automated queue management system, infecting touch-screen terminals which run on the outdated Windows XP operating system.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability.
According to an email, the hackers breached the computer of one of the UN experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea on May 8
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has said that cyberattacks on Internet-connected devices have “exponentially” increased
Citrix announced a new secure digital workspace, Cloud services and a new product called Citrix Analytics to counter cyberattacks like WannaCry.