Ransomware(Search results - 20)
TechnologyDec 4, 2020, 1:04 PM IST
Beware! 2021 may be the 'year of extortion'
Cyber protection company Acronis has warned that 2021 will bring aggressive cybercrime activity as criminals pivot their attacks from data encryption to data exfiltration. In its Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020, the firm has noted the growing trend of cybercriminals trying to maximize their financial gain. Here are 5 key observations in the report
Jun 5, 2017, 2:36 PM IST
After WannaCry ransomware, Fireball malware hits India: How to protect your devices
The dust on WannaCry has barely settled and a new threat has surfaced in the form of Fireball malware. Check Point reveals that Fireball is capable of hijacking browsers and changing the default search engine to track web traffic on behalf of Rafotech, a Beijing-based digital marketing company.
May 22, 2017, 5:07 PM IST
New ransomware EternalRocks is scarier than Wannacry, say reserachers
EternalRocks, a new strain of malware, has been identified by the researchers that targets the same vulnerability that wrecked havoc worldwide by WannaCry ransomware, a media report said. The researcher who found EternalRocks does not claim that it has spread very far yet, but its just one example of a wave of new malware based on the NSA-authored exploits. The consequences have already been serious, and they could get worse.
May 17, 2017, 8:28 AM IST
Wannacry ransomware claims BBMP systems too?
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) too faced the brunt of Wannacry ransom ware. The Palike had to declare unofficial leave for its employees till it fixed the virus, it is said.
May 16, 2017, 8:07 PM IST
Meet the 22-year-old who 'accidentally' stopped global havoc by WannaCry
Curiosity killed the cat! Or maybe not! It was the curiosity of a 22-year-old who was trying to study the WannaCry ransomware code that was causing worldwide havoc that actually led to putting a stop to its widespread. Yes, you heard that right!
May 15, 2017, 2:49 AM IST
Unprecedented 'ransomware' cyberattack set to get worse
The effects of the 'ransomware' attack were felt across the globe, with Britain's National Health Service, Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica, FedEx Corp. In the US and French carmaker Renault all reporting disruptions.
May 15, 2017, 12:26 AM IST
Beware! WannaCry ransomware could make you wanna cry
The last couple of days have seen a new problem that has been gripping the online world. A ransomware aptly named WannaCry that gets into your computer and demands a ransom amount to leave, but not without spreading a worm that affects other computers.