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Ransomware

UK Companies Stockpiling Bitcoin As Ransomware ‘Hush Money’

UK Companies Stockpiling Bitcoin With the recent boom in Bitcoin, many of us have turned an eye to investing a little in it. Companies in the UK are also apparently doing ...

December 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm by
Ransomware

New Ransomware Attacks Reported in Russia and Ukraine

Ransomware on the rise again! If you were to ask someone this time last year ‘what is ransomware’ the likelihood is that they wouldn’t know. In truth, I ...

October 25, 2017 at 10:24 am by

Ransomware Costs Toshiba 400,000TB of SSD Storage

Ransomware attacks forced Toshiba to cease NAND flash memory production, costing the business the equivalent of 400,000TB in SSD storage. In fact, Toshiba downed tools for up ...

October 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm by
Ransomware

2017 Ransomware Economy Grows by 2,500%

2017 is the year of the ransomware. Between WannaCry and EternalRocks, ransomware is responsible for rinsing thousands of people and businesses to the tune of over $1 billion. ...

October 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm by
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Ransomware Has Made Millions in Last Year Says Google

Ransomware has seen a massive spike in attacks this year. With ransomware attacks encrypting all of the files on a hard drive there are increasing reports of people actually ...

July 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm by
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Windows 10 Fall Update will Include Ransomware Protection

Microsoft has released details about the upcoming Windows 10 Fall update. While many of these details will be interesting, there is one item that is somewhat topical at the ...

June 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm by

New Windows Ransomware Paralyses Companies Across Europe

A new ransomware – with a familiar history – is sweeping across Europe, infecting banks, businesses, and airlines. The malicious program, known as Petya/Petwrap, swept ...

June 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm by
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Company Agrees to Pay $1m Bitcoin Ransom

A company who has been the victim of repeated ransomware attacks has agreed to pay an incredible $1m. By paying the ransom it is their hope to regain access to 3,400 customer ...

June 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm by

WannaCry’s Big Brother is Coming – Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools

Earlier this month, WannaCry, the malicious ransomware that utilised two leaked NSA hacking tools, infected millions of Windows systems across the globe. Now, infosec ...

May 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm by

Security Researcher Releases Free WannaCry Decryption Tool

The WannaCry ransomware – born out of an NSA hacking tool for Windows systems – caused havoc earlier this month. Business computer systems – the highest profile victims ...

May 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Did Microsoft Write XP Patch Months Before WannaCry?

The WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this month proved to be a disaster for Windows XP users. In response, Microsoft patched its vulnerable operating systems – including ...

May 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm by
Brit Who Stopped WannaCry Malware Global Attack Donating Reward to Charity

Brit Who Stopped WannaCry Donating Reward to Charity

Remember the 22-year old Brit credited for stopping the WannaCry malware? Which affected millions of computers globally. Going by the username “MalwareTech”, he ...

May 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm by
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US Government to Blame for Ransomware Attack says Microsoft

Microsoft has hit out at the US government blaming its own data hacking teams for causing the outbreak of the Ransomware virus. They have also warned that this attack is ...

May 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm by
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Windows XP Updated Following NHS Ransomware Attack

Three years after the official discontinuation of support, Microsoft is releasing a security patch for Windows XP. The announcement comes in the wake of the recent ...

May 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

Ransomware Causes NHS Systems Failures Across Country

The NHS has become one of the biggest profile cases of a Ransomware attack. The attack has brought the nationwide computer system to a half. Hospitals have warned some ...

May 12, 2017 at 5:03 pm by


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