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New, scarier ransomware 'EternalRocks' found

New, scarier ransomware 'EternalRocks' found

After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware "EternalRocks" that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight.

 

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea's deputy UN envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack.

Key government networks well-protected from ransomware: IT Secretary

Key government networks well-protected from ransomware: IT Secretary

The government has installed necessary security in batches to protect its key networks from the cyber attack by ransomware virus `WannaCrypt`, Information Technology Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Tuesday.

Ransomware: Is North Korea behind the global cyber-attack?

Ransomware: Is North Korea behind the global cyber-attack?

The White House said on Monday that less than $70,000 has been paid in the ransomware attack globally.

No serious impact in India due to ransomware: Govt

No serious impact in India due to ransomware: Govt

The government on Monday said there was no serious impact in the country due to a global ransomware cyber attack, except for a few isolated incidents in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Ransomware: RBI asks banks to follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack

Ransomware: RBI asks banks to follow CERT-In instructions on WannaCry attack

RBI has asked banks to follow the instructions of government organisation CERT-In to prevent the attack by ransomware, 'WannaCry', which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries.

Ransomware: No report yet of 'WannaCry' hit on Indian network

Ransomware: No report yet of 'WannaCry' hit on Indian network

India's cyber security unit CERT-In on Monday said it has not received any formal report of cyber attack on India's vital networks by the crippling global ransomware, 'WannaCry'.

More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

US and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on governments for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries

Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" which locked up computers in car factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries - has slowed, but that any respite might be brief. 

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

Friday`s cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union`s police agency said on Sunday, adding he feared that number would grow when people return to work on Monday.

CERT-In issues alert against global ransomware attack

Government's cyber security arm CERT-In has alerted vital institutions including RBI, stock markets and NPCI against the latest cyber attack that has infected thousands of systems globally.

NATO sees sharp rise in state-backed cyber attacks: Stoltenberg

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online defence capabilities.

Congress begins Russia hacking probe, Trump defends comments on US intelligence

Top US intelligence officials will testify in Congress on Thursday on Russia`s alleged cyber attacks during the 2016 election, as President-elect Donald Trump described himself as a "big fan" of intelligence agencies despite casting doubt on their findings that Moscow orchestrated the hacks.

CIA says Russia interfered in US election to help Donald Trump win White House: Report

CIA says Russia interfered in US election to help Donald Trump win White House: Report

US President-elect Donald Trump has rejected the intelligence community`s conclusion of Russian involvement.

North Korea hacks South Korea's hi-tech cyber command

North Korea hacks South Korea's hi-tech cyber command

Interestingly, South Korea had set up the cyber command in 2010 to prevent and counter cyber attacks on its military.

DNA: Analysis of cross border cyber attack on Indian online accounts

Analysis of cross border cyber attack on Indian online accounts. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Germany`s spy chief warns Russian cyberattacks could hit polls

Germany`s spy chief warns Russian cyberattacks could hit polls

Meanwhile, hackers brought down or partially disrupted internet services for around 900,000 of Deutsche Telekom clients on Sunday.
 

Russia claims cyber attack plan uncovered

The Russian secret service on Saturday said it uncovered a planned cyber attack against some two dozen government and military organisations.

South Korea says North hacked online shopping site

South Korea said on Thursday it suspected North Korea of hacking a South Korean online shopping site and stealing personal records of more than 10 million shoppers in what appeared to be the latest case of a cyber attack by the isolated state.

Qatar National Bank says its systems were "fully secure" following cyber attack

Qatar National Bank says its systems were "fully secure" following cyber attack

Qatar National Bank said on Sunday that its systems were "fully secure" following a cyber attack which potentially exposed the names and passwords of tens of thousands of customers.