ransomware

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence, according to the BBC. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until a ransom in untraceable Bitcoin

Reurters: Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids

Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime standards - more than 50 million roubles ($892,000) - but they had also obtained more sophisticated malicious software for a modest monthly fee to go after the clients of banks in France and

Security researcher says he’s figured out how to decrypt WannaCry

Adrien Guinet says that he was able to decrypt a ransomwared computer running Windows XP in his lab by discovering the prime numbers that make up the WannaCry private key, according to Mashable. The private key is what a ransomware victim would

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

Using trademark garbled English, the Shadow Brokers group said in an online statement that, from June, it will begin releasing software to anyone willing to pay for access to some of the tech world's biggest commercial secrets, Joinfo.com reports with reference to

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

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, Joinfo.com 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