Cyber attacks: how your devices can be used

2017-05-21 20:00

In the world of the internet of things so-called "ransomware" attacks could have as their source something mundane and present in ever more modern households.

What we currently know about the global cyberattack

2017-05-17 16:22

As danger from the global cyberattack continues to fade, analysts are starting to assess the damage.

Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

2017-05-17 08:34

More cyber attacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, South Korean cyber security experts warned as fingers pointed at the North.

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

2017-05-16 18:00

A South Korean cyber security expert says there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack.

Cyberattack: Know the jargon

2017-05-15 22:56

From ransomware to kill switch, here are explanations of some of the terms used in stories on the massive attack by the WannaCry worm.

Japan wakes up to global 'ransomware' cyber attack

2017-05-15 15:15

Japan has fallen victim of a global "ransomware" cyber attack that has created chaos in 150 countries.

Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of PCs

2017-05-15 12:18

"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30 000 institutions, including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack.

Global ransomware attacks: 6 things to know

2017-05-14 14:30

Computers in dozens of countries have been hit by what experts are calling an unprecedented mass cyber attack using ransomware. Here is what we know so far.

Global ransomware attacks: What we know

2017-05-14 07:03

Computers in dozens of countries - from British hospitals to Russian government ministries and French multinational companies - have been hit by what experts are calling an unprecedented mass cyberattack using ransomware.

Russian banks, ministries hit by viral attacks

2017-05-13 14:51

Russia's central bank says the country's banking system has been hit by a mass cyberattack, as several ministries and the railway system also reported attempted breaches.


Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry

2017-05-20 07:25

A French researcher has released free software that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware.

Here's how to protect yourself against WannaCry and other malware

2017-05-17 16:10

The WannaCry virus has attacked numerous computers throughout the world with many others left vulnerable.

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', warns Dutch spy chief

2017-05-16 22:39

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, chaos and disorder, Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee has warned.

'White hat' whiz kid who foiled WannaCry cyberattack

2017-05-16 12:28

They are called white hats – the good guys in the Wild West of the Internet – and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.

Cyber attacks level off after global push-back, but fears persist

2017-05-15 16:21

The world's biggest ransom ware attack has levelled off in Europe thanks to a push-back by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries, as Microsoft urged governments to heed the "wake-up call".

Up to million computers hit in biggest cyber attack ever

2017-05-15 14:23

The WannaCry malware virus is the biggest of 2017 so far and is believed to have infected between 400 000 and 1 million devices globally, says Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm.

World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins

2017-05-15 06:06

Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis.

ALERT: Microsoft issues security update after #cyberattacks

2017-05-14 12:25

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of re-releasing security updates for some older versions of its Windows platforms to counter a massive global wave of cyber ransomware attacks.

Several countries battle cyber attack damages

2017-05-13 16:38

Teams of technicians are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and services in other nations after a global cyber attack.

UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

2017-05-13 14:02

Britain's National Cyber Security Center says teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients

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