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North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

Pyongyang – North Korea on Friday angrily dismissed reports linking its isolated regime to the global cyberattack that held thousands of computers to virtual ransom. Up to 300,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by the WannaCry worm, which seizes systems and demands payment in Bitcoin to return control to users. The code used in […]

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WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

Moscow – The WannaCry cyberattack compromised Russian banks’ systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system. In a statement, the central bank said the consequences of the attack – which it did not detail – had […]

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Another large-scale cyberattack underway – Experts

Another large-scale cyberattack underway – Experts

Paris – Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week’s assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday (May 17). The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds of thousands of computers believed […]

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New cyberattack targets in 2016

New cyberattack targets in 2016

Schools, iPhones, connected devices and Wi-Fi networks are all potential targets for cybercriminal attacks in 2016, according to WatchGuard Technologies, a business security solution provider. Schools need better protection The quantity of data collected on children and students is constantly increasing, due to open network environments in schools and universities. They are likely to become […]

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US points finger to China after massive cyberattack

US points finger to China after massive cyberattack

Washington – Hackers broke into US government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, US officials said yesterday. In the latest in a string of intrusions into US agencies’ high-tech systems, the Office of Personnel Management suffered […]