Tag Archives: Ransomware

08Dec/20

Avast Cybersecurity Experts Predict Covid-19 Vaccination Scams and Deepfake Disinformation Campaigns for 2021

Cybersecurity experts at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, foresee more Covid-19 vaccination scams, abuse of weak home office infrastructures, enterprise VPN infrastructure and providers, and ransomware attacks in 2021. Avast also expects deepfake disinformation campaigns and other malicious AI-generated campaigns to gain more traction. Specifically, on the Android platform, Avast experts predict further adware attacks, fleeceware scams, and stalkerware usage. Read more

16May/17

Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS – Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday (May 11).
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15May/17

Microsoft slams gov’t secrecy

Microsoft pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing software vulnerabilities after officials across the globe scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

15May/17

‘Accidental hero’ stops ransomware attack but warns of fresh infections

A 22-year-old computer researcher is being hailed a hero for stopping the global spread of a ransomware attack that began last Friday.
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12May/17

British hospital workers were warned of ‘ransomware’ threat

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Hospitals across England were being forced to divert emergency cases on Friday (May 12) after suffering a suspected national cyber attack.
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