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Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

May 8th, 2019
For the second time in just over a year, the city of Baltimore has been hit by a ransomware attack, affecting its computer network and forcing officials to shut down a majority of its computer servers as a precaution. Ransomware works by encryption files and locking them up so users can't access them. The attackers then demand a ransom amount, typically in Bitcoin digital currency, in

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Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

March 28th, 2019
An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States two years ago continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday. Widely known as APT33, which Symantec calls Elfin, the cyber-espionage group has been active since as early as late 2015 and targeted a wide

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Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

March 19th, 2019
Photo by Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix One of the world's largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an "extensive cyber attack" hit its operations, leaving companies' IT systems unusable. According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the company has temporarily shut down several plants and

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Latest WinRAR Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild to Hack Windows Computers

February 26th, 2019
It's not just the critical Drupal vulnerability that is being exploited by in the wild cybercriminals to attack vulnerable websites that have not yet applied patches already available by its developers, but hackers are also exploiting a critical WinRAR vulnerability that was also revealed last week. A few days ago, The Hacker News reported about a 19-year-old remote code execution vulnerability

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Beware!! New Windows .exe Malware Found Targeting macOS Computers

February 12th, 2019
A malicious Windows EXE file can even infect your Mac computer as well. Yes, you heard me right — a .exe malware on macOS. Security researchers at antivirus firm Trend Micro have discovered a novel way hackers are using in the wild to bypass Apple's macOS security protection and infect Mac computers by deploying malicious EXE files that normally run only on Windows computers. Researchers

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Ukrainian Man Arrested For Distributing NotPetya Ransomware And Helping Tax Evaders

August 10th, 2017

Ukrainian authorities have arrested a 51-year-old man accused of distributing the infamous Petya ransomware (Petya.A, also known as NotPetya) — the same computer virus that massively hit numerous businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different parts of Europe around 45 days ago.

However, the story is not as simple as it seems, which portrayed this man as a criminal. I

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14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

June 6th, 2017

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware.

This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime.

Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in

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RansomFree Tool Detects Never-Seen-Before Ransomware Before It Encrypts Your Data

December 20th, 2016

Ransomware has risen dramatically since last few years, so rapidly that it might have already hit you or someone you know.

With hundred of thousands of ransomware variants emerging every day, it is quite difficult for traditional signature-based antivirus tools to keep their signature database up-to-date.

So, if signature-based techniques are not enough to detect ransomware infection, then

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Russia arrests 50 hackers who stole $25 million from Banks

June 3rd, 2016

Russian authorities have arrested a gang of 50 hackers suspected of stealing more than 1.7 Billion Rubles (over US$25 Million) from banks and other financial institutions in the country since 2011.

The same criminal gang had tried to steal a further 2.273 Billion Roubles by issuing false payment instructions, but that were blocked.
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The group allegedly used a Trojan called “

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