Tag: Ransomware

The wave of cyberattacks has caused havoc in 150 countries

Top 15 Things to Know About the ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Hacker Attack

The impact of the WannaCry virus attack has been limited in the United States so far, although security analysts fear that could change in the coming days. The virus has been running wild across Europe and Asia, inflicting an untold amount of financial damage and putting lives in danger, since one of the biggest targets was Britain’s National Health System. Following are 15 important facts about WannaCry, including tips on how to protect vulnerable systems.

NHS Hospitals Across The UK Are Hit By Cyber Attack

NHS Tech Glitch Part of Fast-Moving Global Cyber-Attack

LONDON (AFP) – A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks – which experts said affected dozens of countries – used a technique

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Global ‘Ransomware’ Attack Believed to Be Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools

(Reuters) — A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain’s health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said.

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Rash of Cyber Attacks on Texas School District Worries Some Parents

One Texas school district admits cybercriminals hacked into their records multiple times and across 20 of its campuses, attempting to hold data for ransom. To their knowledge, no pertinent confidential student data was seized; however, the news of these attacks has some parents worried.

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Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 in Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers

On Wednesday, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center CEO Allen Stefanek admitted that the 434-bed short-term acute care hospital paid 40 bitcoins, worth $16,664 dollars, to a hacker who penetrated and disabled its computer network on February 5. Stefanek released a statement