Soon after the malware attack on BSNL, state run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has also become a victim of a similar attack in Delhi. The malware reportedly impacted over 10,000 users, including enterprises, and disrupted broadband services. The company says that the situation is under control and users have been advised to take precautionary measures.
In yet another instance of cyber attack on a big brand, HBO has confirmed that it was the target of a hack this week when hackers allegedly made off with 1.5TB of data. Following the hack, episodes of some of the original HBO series along with crucial information related to the blockbuster hit series, Game of Thrones, has reportedly leaked online.
When it comes to tackling growing cyber security attacks including ransomware threats, the world needs public-private partnerships more than ever to nab those behind such attacks, Russian cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab has stressed.
The Petya ransomware attack took place last week originating in Ukraine ,and spreading across different countries. Like the WannaCry ransomware, Petya exploits a security flaw in Microsoft Windows OS, and takes hold of one s hard drive. The hackers have been demanding a ransom of $300 in Bitcoin in exchange for decrypting the important files. So far, the hackers have earned only $10,000 from the Petya attack, and are reportedly offering a new deal of almost $260,000 for the master key to kill the ransomware completely.
When Steve Morshead got his 'unusual' email address, he probably did not forsee that two decades later, the email service will shut down the account for its uniqueness. Morshead, an Eastlink customer, received a notice from the company that it was deactivating his account in 30 days because of his email address -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
May witnessed the terrible WannaCry ransomware attack which managed to affect over 200,000 systems in 150 countries. Investigations are still going on with alleged suspicions on North Korea s infamous Lazarus Group. As organizations recover from the WannaCry attack, a new variant of the Petya ransomware has emerged from Ukraine, and is said to have affected over 12,000 machines across the globe.
The month of May saw the WannaCry ransomware attacks hit over 200,000 systems in 150 countries. WannaCry managed to take control over one s system and demanded ransom between $300 and $600 in Bitcoin for their encrypted files. Post the attack, a researcher at Google shared data relating the WannaCry attack to North Korea s Lazarus Group to which the Kaspersky Lab agreed the same. Now Britain s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reportedly points to the Lazarus Group behind the WannaCry attack as well.
The corporate affairs ministry's key portal for making filings by companies -- MCA21 -- came under WannaCry ransomware attack last month, affecting certain services. The attack was "presumably" the first on a central government portal and prompt measures were taken to contain the impact, according to an official document. Last month, the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack impacted computer systems and networks in more than 150 countries, including India. MCA21, which is managed by IT major Infosys, provides for making electronic filings related to compliances under the Companies Act and Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.
WhatsApp has over 1.2 billion users globally and is undoubtedly the most preferred messaging app. WhatsApp s popularity exceeds age differences and has members from every age group actively participating in conversations on WhatsApp. While the messaging app is highy convenient, but it does come with its own set of drawbacks. One of the major issues is spreading of fake news, spam and phishing links that are shared across users. There have been plenty of hoaxes and spamming targeted at WhatsApp users. This time, a text message is doing rounds that asks users to pay a fee for lifetime subscription on WhatsApp.
The WannaCry ransomware managed to affect over 200,000 systems in 150 countries. A Microsoft Windows vulnerability, the ransomware took control over one s system and asked for ransom between $300 and $600 in Bitcoin for their encrypted files. Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google studied the attack and revealed a similarity between the codes used in WannaCry to that of North Korea s alleged cybercrime gang Lazarus Group. Kaspersky Lab agreed to the possibility of the Lazarus Group linked with WannaCry and now Symantec has provided more evidence on the same.
Ever aspired to take the air route to travel the world, but always ended up with disappointment owing to costly fares? Then you might find this interesting. Kanishk Sajnani, a 20-something guy with enormous interest in meddling with codes discovered vulnerabilities in the ticketing systems of some of the most popular airlines operating in India and not only did he discover threats, but was able to exploit the bug to demonstrate the possibilities of booking flights, hotels, etc. all across the world and paying nothing, all without being traced.
The WannaCry ransomware caused an online upheaval globally as it managed to affect over 200,000 systems in 150 countries. WannaCry, which was a Windows vulnerability took control of a user s system, locked important files and asked for a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin. Microsoft immediately issued security patch for its unsupported systems, Windows XP, 8 and Server 2003 following this attack. While it was acknowledged that the aforementioned operating systems would account for the most number of victims, a new Kaspersky report says that devices running Windows 7 was the most affected out of the lot.
The world is currently under a virtual siege with the massive cyber attack of the WannaCrypt ransomware. Popularly known as WannaCry , the ransomware has so far affected more than 200,000 systems in 150 countries. The WannaCry ransomware takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability and threatens users to pay $300 to $600 in Bitcoin in exchange of their encrypted files. This ransomware can affect systems running on the same network, and through malicious email attachments. The attackers are believed to have used a tool developed by the National Security Agency which was reportedly leaked.
A ransomware named WCry or WannaCrypt currently has the world on their toes after it managed to infect 75,000 systems in 100 countries. The worm used a tool developed by the National Security Agency that was leaked and demanded $300 in Bitcoin to unlock encrypted files. The ransom demand would double after three days, following which all the encrypted files would be deleted if the users do not pay. In the wake of this massive attack, Microsoft has started issuing security patches to its older operating systems, Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003.
The WannaCrypt ransomware has managed to cause over 75,000 attacks in 100 countries with major alerts being issued everywhere. The ransomware, also known as WannaCry demands $300 in Bitcoin to unlock encrypted files and threatens users to permanently delete them for failure of payments. This malware can infect systems running on the same network and can also come through malicious attachments sent through emails. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), through a webcast has addressed all the issues of the WannaCry ransomware, from how it affects a user and organization and its safety measures.
A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack. 'Hajime', meaning 'beginning' in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab and has recently been propagating extensively, infecting multiple devices worldwide. But 'Hajime's real purpose still remains a mystery.
John McAfee, founder of the world s largest security technology company, McAfee is all set to release the 'world s first truly private smartphone' this year. McAfee took to Twitter to show the first prototype of the 'John McAfee Privacy Phone' and says that 'you gonna love it'. This device is set to be the most hack-proof smartphone ever manufactured. The smartphone will be released later this year through MGT, a cybersecurity firm where McAfee is the executive chairman and CEO, and will be priced at a staggering $1,100 which is approximately Rs 70,600.
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has joined the world's largest police organization Interpol in a cybercrime operation involving public and private sectors across the ASEAN region, the company said on Tuesday. So far, Kaspersky Lab has identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals. In the operation, cybercrime investigators from Asean countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam exchanged information on specific cybercrime situations in their respective countries. China also contributed with an additional cyber intelligence report.
IT security firm Sophos on Thursday announced that its next-generation anti-ransomware CryptoGuard technology is now available with its Sophos Server Protection products. With this optimization, Sophos Server Protection now has signature-less detection capabilities to combat ransomware and can stop the spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware within seconds of detection. Servers are a frequently attacked asset and yet, many are not being protected nor are businesses creating essential back-up incase their data is compromised, Sunil Sharma, Vice President-Sales, India and SAARC at Sophos, said in a statement.
Raising an alarm for the IT service providers and manufacturing companies in India, US-based cyber security group FireEye has claimed that a new set of tools is being used by China-based cyber espionage group APT10 to steal confidential business data from domestic firms to support Chinese corporations. FireEye has been tracking APT10 since 2009 and they have historically targeted construction, engineering, aerospace, telecom firms and governments in the US, Europe and Japan.