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Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

April 22, 2019 2:59 pm

British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins hailed as a hero for neutralising the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to US charges of writing malware.

US holds North Korea responsible for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

December 19, 2017 8:30 am

US is blaming North Korea for deploying the WannaCry ransomware worldwide, crippling services across the world

US says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

December 19, 2017 7:43 am

The US government has assessed with a "very high level of confidence" that a hacking entity known as Lazarus Group, which works on behalf of the North Korean government, carried out the WannaCry attack, said an official.

Delhi: Probe into WannaCry attack on publication house handed over to Crime Branch

September 01, 2017 6:39 am

On August 17, The Indian Express had reported the case after it was found that the cyber attack was a new variant of the WannaCry ransomware attack. Sources had claimed more than 200 computers at the publishing house were locked out by the .loc extension.

WannaCry 'hero' Marcus Hutchins arrested by FBI: Here's everything you need to know

August 04, 2017 2:46 pm

WannaCry cyber attack hero Marcus Hutchins has been arrested by the FBI for his role in creating and spreading a malware named Kronos malware. According to the indictment charges, Hutchins is accused of creating and updating the malware, which targeted bank websites.

WannaCry cyber attack: Bitcoin wallets linked to this emptied, say analysts

August 04, 2017 9:30 am

The three Bitcoin wallets that are linked to the WannaCry malware, which hit hundreds of thousands of networks using Microsoft Corp's operating system in 150 countries, were emptied out earlier this morning, analysts have confirmed.

Researcher who stopped Wannacry cyber attack arrested by FBI: Here's why

August 04, 2017 8:56 am

Self-taught computer-security researcher Marcus Hutchins credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the US said.

FBI arrests cyber-expert Marcus Hutchins, who had helped end WannaCry attack

August 04, 2017 8:56 am

WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers and caused disruptions at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools in more than 150 countries.

Researcher who saved world from WannaCry attack, girds for next wave

July 07, 2017 1:10 pm

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.

Tackling Petya ransomware cyberattack: ‘Be cautious of suspicious mails, update softwares to combat threat’

June 30, 2017 2:43 am

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”.