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WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

San Francisco – For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry “ransomware” attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain’s National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries. The company quickly removed a boast on its […]

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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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Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry

Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry

London – American software giant Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyber attack, the Financial Times reported Thursday. In mid-march, Microsoft distributed a security update after it detected the security flaw in its XP operating system that enabled the so-called WannaCry ransomware to […]

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WannaCry serang dua syarikat Malaysia

WannaCry serang dua syarikat Malaysia

Petaling Jaya – Dua syarikat tempatan telah mengalami serangan ransomware WannaCry, tiga hari selepas perisian berniat jahat itu disebarkan, menjejaskan 200,000 buah komputer di 150 negara setakat ini. Menurut syarikat perkhidmatan keselamatan IT LGMS, kes pertama di Malaysia melibatkan seorang pengarah di mana komputer bimbit salah seorang pelanggannya mengalami serangan itu, pagi Sabtu. Pengasas LGMS […]