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A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.
The past year's devastating cyberattacks could soon be dwarfed, with new and better coordinated attacks in 2018 looming large.
Hackers made less than R26 000 off the massive Petya malware attack which has affected computers globally, including thousands in South Africa.
Avast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned Thursday against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers.
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.
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.
TSMC makes the processors that are currently used in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 to Apple's specifications.
Staff opening suspicious emails represent one of the weakest links amid a rise in global malware attacks, according to a software security expert.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec and FireEye have uncovered more evidence tying this month’s WannaCry global ransomware attacks to North Korea.
The WannaCry virus has attacked numerous computers throughout the world with many others left vulnerable.
A global ransomware attack has plagued hundreds of thousands of computers through a Microsoft Windows operating system vulnerability affecting Telco, Industrial, Finance and Enterprise industries.
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