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Economists have figured out how to extract the most profit from ransomware

economists have figured out how to extract the most profit from ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that impairs the functionality of a computer (for example, by encrypting files on the hard drive), and then demands the victim pay a ransom in order to return their..
The Next Web

Unpatched software, human factor behind data breaches: F-Secure

Most of the companies fall victim to cyber attackers either because of unpatched software with known vulnerabilities or because of the human factor like people falling victim to phishing emails,..
BGR India

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News video: Innovate E-Commerce's Karen Puchalsky on Ransomware Attacks in USA

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News video: CrowdStrike CEO Weighs in on Ransomware Attacks

CrowdStrike CEO Weighs in on Ransomware Attacks 04:40

May.22 -- George Kurtz, CrowdStrike's chief executive officer and co-founder, discusses the global ransomware attacks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
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News video: The Successor to WannaCry Could Be Much Worse

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WannaCry has infected over 240,000 machines, but now there’s an even worse ransomware attack underway: EternalRocks.
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Cybersecurity Experts Link North Korea To Ransomware Cyber-Attack To Financially Support Their Regime

cybersecurity experts link north korea to ransomware cyber-attack to financially support their regime
North Korea is reportedly the top suspect behind the WannaCry Ransomware threat which attacked most business establishments and offices across the globe lately.

Users Still Love Microsoft Despite WannaCry Attacks

users still love microsoft despite wannacry attacks
Many blamed Microsoft for the recent WannaCry ransomware fiasco, claiming the software giant should continue providing support for Windows XP and deliver patches for all Windows versions faster, but..

Microsoft president blasts NSA for its role in 'WannaCry' computer ransom attack

A Microsoft executive sharply criticized a U.S. spy agency Sunday for its role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers and used to launch history’s largest..
L.A. Times

They predicted the 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack, so how come few listened?

Misha Govshteyn and his colleagues at the cybersecurity start-up Alert Logic dropped all their projects about a month ago, except for one they deemed a graver threat than the rest. Someone had..
L.A. Times

'WannaCry' ransomware attack shows why Apple refused to hack terrorist's iPhone

Cybersecurity researchers said a malicious program that disabled computers at Britain's National Health Service, Russia's Interior Ministry and companies and homes across dozens of countries Friday..
L.A. Times

'WannaCry' ransomware shares code with Sony hack, raising possibility of North Korea connection

Cybersecurity researchers said Monday that the massive "WannaCry" virus that has infected computers around the globe was developed using some of the same code used in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures,..
L.A. Times

Digital Geneva Convention needed after ransomware attack, Is the Syrian regime worried about international justice?, Friendly approach won't dissuade Kim Jong-un, Facebook Live presents ethical concerns, The economic benefits of solar and wind energy

A roundup of global commentary for the May 29, 2017, weekly magazine.
Christian Science Monitor

Massive Ransomware Attack Reaps Meager Profits

massive ransomware attack reaps meager profits
The WannaCry ransom attack that quickly circled the globe last week is not yet fully contained. So far, it has impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. However, one of the remarkable..
E-Commerce Times

Ransomware revenue rises to $1bn

A new report from Trend Micro has revealed that the use of ransomware by cyber attackers increased by 752 percent in 2016. In the last year alone, the security software company estimates that Locky,..

Clues point to possible North Korean involvement in massive cyberattack

Security researchers have found digital clues in the malware used in last weekend's global ransomware attack that might indicate North Korea is involved, although they caution the evidence is not..

Hackers just gave you another reason to hate vaping

It turns out vaping may be bad for more than just your look.  With a few tweaks of the pen, a security researcher has demonstrated that vaporizers can be modified in such a way as to pass code to..

Mobile Ransomware Triples in Year's First Quarter

mobile ransomware triples in year's first quarter
While ransomware is mostly found on Windows PCs, malware specifically created for mobile device has become quite widespread. In fact, the number of infections has grown threefold in the year's first..

WannaCry was most Americans’ first experience of ransomware

Although ransomware in some form has been around since 2005, a new survey of 5,000 US consumers reveals that for 57 percent the recent WannaCry attack was their first exposure to how it works. The..

NTFS bug allows any website to crash Windows 7, 8.1

Users of older versions of Windows aren’t having the best time of it lately. Last week it was discovered that over 98 percent of those affected by the WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, and..

Deja vu Security Announces Ransomware Readiness Service

Seattle based Deja vu Security’s latest service offering, Ransomware Readiness Service, equips companies to understand their exposure to and develop plans to deal with global threat scenarios like..

United States: Deeper Dive: Ransomware – WannaCry And The Future Of Ransomware-As-A-Service - BakerHostetler

In our 2017 BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, we addressed the increasingly ubiquitous scourge of ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of malware causing data security..

XData ransomware starts wreaking havoc

The dust hasn’t even settled around WannaCry, another ransomware appears. This one was detected by ESET and identified as Win32/Filecoder.AESNI.C. Security researchers dubbed it XData ransomware. It..

DHS Chief John Kelly Praises Ransomware Virus Response

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly praised his agency's response Thursday to the recent computer virus attack that infected computers across the globe.

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