Ransomware 'hero' who stopped WannaCry pleads guilty to US hacking charges

2019-04-21 09:59

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.

Massive cyber attacks slated for 2018 will make Petya WannaCry

2017-12-20 14:17

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 Petya global cyber attack

2017-06-30 14:17

Hackers made less than R26 000 off the massive Petya malware attack which has affected computers globally, including thousands in South Africa.

Antivirus firm warns of cyber attacks on home appliances

2017-05-19 07:25

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.

'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.

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.


One of Apple’s key chip manufacturers was hit with a virus that targets Windows computers

2018-08-07 13:37

TSMC makes the processors that are currently used in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 to Apple's specifications.

Humans the weakest link as cyber warfare intensifies

2017-09-26 13:30

Staff opening suspicious emails represent one of the weakest links amid a rise in global malware attacks, according to a software security expert.

Cybersleuths unearth more clues on WannaCry origin

2017-05-23 14:53

Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec and FireEye have uncovered more evidence tying this month’s WannaCry global ransomware attacks to North Korea.

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.

Local IT on high alert after SA PCs hit by global virus

2017-05-15 22:11

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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