Ransomware

New Orleans Declares State of Emergency After Cyberattack

New Orleans city computer went offline on Sunday after suffering a cyberattack. City employees were instructed to shut down their computers to prevent further data breaches as IT security personnel worked to regain control of the system. The city has reportedly declared a state of emergency over the matter.

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

DOJ Charges North Korean Programmer in Sony Pictures Hack

The Justice Department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, along with the massive WannaCry ransomware attack last year and an $81 million theft from a bank in Bangladesh.

United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the …

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.

The wave of cyberattacks has caused havoc in 150 countries