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Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale" and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries. Experts say

Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

The 22-year-old man, known by the pseudonym MalwareTech, had taken a week off work, but decided to investigate the ransomware after hearing about the global cyber-attack, the BBC reports. He managed to bring the spread to a halt when he found

Russia’s central bank also victim of ‘massive’ cyber attack

The attack was detected and successfully thwarted without resources being compromised, according to the RIA news agency, reports with reference to Metro. State-owned Russian Railways was also targeted in the attack, and was able to defend itself. However, more than 1,000

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin, reports with reference to the BBC. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online. Microsoft

Russian Spammer Arrested Amid U.S. Crackdown on Hackers

Peter Levashov, of St. Petersburg, Russia, hacked into email and bank accounts of thousands of Americans, federal prosecutors said Monday in a statement. They said he also operated under the name Peter Severa, who is among the top 10 of the world’s

US President orders investigation into cyber attacks during election season

"The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process. It is to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders," White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Another cyber attack on Ukrainian power supply company

On January 20, power supply company State Enterprise NEC Ukrenergo announced that cyber criminals were sending fake e-mails on its behalf to enterprises of the energy sector, reports with reference to the statement on the company’s site. The company stated that

Cyber attack on Ukrainian power supply companies was broader than initially reported: European security experts

The power supply company Prykarpattyaoblenergo the western Ukraine reported on the outage in the region On December 23, including the capital Ivano-Frankivsk. Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) reported that it was caused by a cyber attack and blamed on the Russian Federation. As