WannaCry

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said, according to

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

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

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, Joinfo.com 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