WannaCry XXL? 2nd Even Bigger Global Cyber Attack Already Underway
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WannaCry XXL? 2nd Even Bigger Global Cyber Attack Already Underway

As the world reels from the WannaCry ransomware attack, it’s now emerged that a second, potentially larger attack, is already under way. It seems the widespread proliferation of military-grade cyberweapons has ushered in a new era of digital crime. Cyber bandits have again deployed both the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits developed and used by the…

‘Like Letting Tomahawk Missiles Get Stolen’: Microsoft Slams NSA Mishandling of Exploits
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‘Like Letting Tomahawk Missiles Get Stolen’: Microsoft Slams NSA Mishandling of Exploits

Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The tech giant urged governments to use and store their cyber warfare tools responsibly. “We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from…

Don’t WannaCry? 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
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Don’t WannaCry? 5 Easy Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

An aggressive new strain of ransomware is shutting down Windows operating computers all over the world. Although the virus known as WannaCry has already infected over 75,000 PCs in 99 countries, it is actually not that hard to secure your digital data. The latest ransomware employs asymmetric encryption to hold the target’s information for ransom,…

Thousands of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide
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Thousands of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide

A ransomware virus is reported to be spreading aggressively around the globe, with over 50,000 computers having been targeted. The virus infects computer files and then demands money to unblock them. An increase in activity of the malware was noticed starting from 8am CET (07:00 GMT) Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it…

New Ransomware Offers to Restore Your Files for Free — If You Infect Two Friends
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New Ransomware Offers to Restore Your Files for Free — If You Infect Two Friends

The days of random mischief on the internet are not over, but the most skilled hackers have moved on to more lucrative ventures. Stealing personal data and banking details has been a moneymaker for years, but more recently the threat of ransomware has appeared. These pieces of malware encrypt your files and won’t unlock them…