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WannaCry — The largest ransom-ware infection in History

WannaCry

On Friday 12th May 2017, a ransom-ware called WannaCry infected machines in 70+ countries — including telco companies like Telefonica in Spain, or healthcare authority like the NHS in England — and the number of infected machines keeps growing. This ransom-ware supports 28 different languages, encrypts 179 different type of files and requires victims …

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Microsoft issues WannaCry patch for unsupported operating systems

Microsoft issues WannaCry patch

Microsoft has taken the rare step of issuing a fix for versions of Windows it had previously “retired”, in an attempt to halt the global spread of the malware that hit the UK’s National Health Service on Friday. Though technically no longer supported by the company, the software — including …

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Global hacking attack infects 57,000 computers

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A global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. By late Friday the attacks had spread to more than 74 countries, according to security firms tracking the spread. Kaspersky Lab, …

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Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

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President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. (The post was originally published by Reuters) In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave …

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

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Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers. Seleznev, aka “Track2,” would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses and large financial institutions, according to prosecutors. He was arrested in the Maldives in 2014 with …

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Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense For Two Years

Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense

Russia has hacked the Danish defence and gained access to employees’ emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark’s defence minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday – Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense. “It is linked to the intelligence services or central elements in the Russian government, and it is a …

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CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide: WikiLeaks

CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens – CIA cyber-spying. Documents released in the …

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