SINGAPORE, May 25 – A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cyber `security researchers said on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which
By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE, May 16 – The WannaCry malware that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours is throwing up several surprises for cybersecurity researchers, including how it gained its initial foothold, how it spread so fast and why the hackers are not making much money from it. Some researchers have
By Jan Wolfe May 15 – Businesses that failed to update Microsoft Windows-based computer systems that were hit by a massive cyber attack over the weekend could be sued over their lax cyber security, but Microsoft Corp itself enjoys strong protection from lawsuits, legal experts said. The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows
LONDON, May 14 – Friday’s cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union’s police agency said on Sunday, adding he feared that number would grow when people return to work on Monday. Europol Director Rob Wainwright told ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme that what was unique about
Bridging the gap between board governance and IT security teams BY Jim Jaeger Today’s cyber criminals are highly sophisticated and constantly morphing their methods and attacks, presenting new risks to the organization on a daily basis. Confronted with the real potential of financial loss, brand and reputation damage, loss of intellectual property, reduction in customer
The ABCs of fighting back against ransomware BY Raj Samani After slowing slightly in mid-2015, ransomware has regained its rapid growth rate overall. According to the June 2016 McAfee Labs Threats Report, total ransomware grew 116 percent year-over-year for the period ending March 31. Total ransomware rose 26 percent from Q4 2015 to Q1 2016
Ransomware viruses have been striking hospitals and schools at an epidemic level BY Seung Lee The first wave of emotions, victims say, is a combination of panic and powerlessness. They click and reclick on files on their desktops—agendas for the Christian camp, payroll data for hundreds of teachers or medical information for veterans—to no avail.
By Jim Finkle BOSTON, March 7 – Apple Inc customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on