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Microsoft brings enhanced security features to Office 365

The new protection capabilities include email encryption, ransomware detection and recovery and files restore features.

Apr 06, 2018, 17:48 PM IST

Cybercrimes cause losses of $600 billion a year to global economy, says report

Cybercrime losses are greater in richer countries; however, the countries with the greatest losses are mid-tier nations.

Feb 22, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

Here's how Bengal is planning to protect records from cyber attacks

The West Bengal government is planning to introduce the blockchain technology to protect its documents from cyber attacks.

Dec 19, 2017, 10:56 AM IST

India among top 7 countries at high ramsomeware risk: Sophos

According to "SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast" by global network and endpoint security leader Sophos, two types of Android attack methods are emerging -- locking the phone without encrypting data and locking the phone while encrypting the data. 

Nov 04, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

'Locky' is largest malware campaign in 2017

Locky ransomware`s re-emergence with new email distribution campaign has been touted as one of the largest malware campaigns in the latter half of 2017, the media reported.

Sep 03, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Wannacry ransomeware attack preventer accused of creating bank malware

Marcus Hutchins, known by the alias "Malwaretech," was charged in an indictment dated July 12 and unsealed by federal authorities in Wisconsin.

 

Aug 04, 2017, 09:06 AM IST

Cyber attacks on India minimum, but govt alert: IT minister

As per the information reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIn), a total of 65 incidents involving ransomware were reported between 2014 and 2017 till June, he said in the Lok Sabha.

Aug 02, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

North Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money than espionage: South Korea study

The US government has blamed North Korea for the Sony hack and some US officials have said prosecutors are building a case against Pyongyang in the Bangladesh Bank theft.

Jul 28, 2017, 11:09 AM IST

Petya or 'NotPetya', the ransomware mystery lingers

Researchers at Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have labelled the malware a "wiper."

Jun 30, 2017, 12:29 PM IST

India worst hit by Petya in APAC, 7th globally: Symantec

India has been the worst hit in the Asia Pacific region by the 'Petya' ransomware that has claimed thousands of victims globally.

Jun 29, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry: Europol

A wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America are similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appear potentially "more sophisticated," the European police agency said today.

Jun 28, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Not much impact of malware attack on India yet: IT minister

The government on Wednesday said it has initiated proactive measures and is keeping a close vigil on the ransomware attack that has hit Europe, maintaining that there is no large-scale impact on India yet.

Jun 28, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Ransomware 'Nyetya' behind new global cyber attack: Cisco

The computer virus that is affecting companies and institutions around the world is a new variant of ransomware called Nyetya -- WannaCry`s bad cousin -- according to networking and security major Cisco.

Jun 28, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

Factbox: Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27

Here is the list of companies and organisations that have reported being hit by cyber attacks.

Jun 28, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

Petya Ransomware hits India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operations suspended

The ransomware is similar to WannaCry in terms of demanding bitcoins to unlock the encrypted files.

Jun 28, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

Petya ransomware virus is back; affects computer systems primarily in India, Ukraine, Russia, England

Ransomware known as Petya seems to have re-emerged to affect computer systems across Europe, causing issues primarily in Ukraine, Russia, England and India

Jun 28, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Wipro flags cybersecurity breaches as potential risk to biz

IT major Wipro has listed cybersecurity breaches as a potential risk to its business, stating that such attacks could lead to financial obligations to its customers.

Jun 18, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

North Korean hackers behind WannaCry cyber-attack

The same group is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 during the release of the film 'The Interview', a satire about the North Korean leadership.

Jun 16, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

WannaCry ransomware attack: Microsoft releases new Windows XP security patches

In the wake of the "WannaCry" ransomware attack, Microsoft on Tuesday issued a "highly unusual" patch for Windows XP to help prevent the spread of the malware that infected at least 75,000 computers globally.

Jun 14, 2017, 10:45 AM IST

Japan arrests 14-year-old for creating ransomware similar to WannaCry

Japanese authorities on Monday arrested a 14-year-old boy for creating a ransomware virus similar to WannaCry which was responsible for global cyberattacks last month.

Jun 06, 2017, 13:42 PM IST