HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom Note

Hackers claiming to have breached HBO were demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments from the television group, while threatening to release more files from what is claimed to be a massive data breach. A video circulating online directs a message to HBO chief Richard Plepler claiming that the group “obtained valuable information” in an […]

Wannacry Ransomware Hero Marcus Hutchins Set To Get Bail

Marcus Hutchins, the malware analyst who helped stop global Wannacry attack has reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of creating and distributing the infamous Kronos banking malware and is set to release on $30,000 bail on Monday. Hutchins, the 23-year-old who operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, stormed to fame and hailed as a hero […]

FBI Arrest Researcher Who Stopped Wannacry Ramsomware

The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the “kill switch” that stopped the outbreak of the Wannacry ransomware has been reportedly been arrested in the United States after attending the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins became famous over two months ago when the WannaCry ransomware began hitting businesses, […]

IC3 Report: USD 2.4 Million Lost Due To Ransomware Attack in 2016

Ransomware is a form of malware targeting both human and technical weaknesses in an effort to deny the availability of critical data and/or systems. Ransomware is frequently delivered through various vectors, including phishing and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In the recently released report from IC3, a total of 2,673 complaints were received in 2016 and […]

WannaCry Was a Wake Up Call for Critical Infrastructure

The WannaCry ransomware attack impacted more than 10,000 organizations in 150 countries, including manufacturing and industrial organizations like Nissan, Renault and Dacia, Spanish Telefónica and Deutsche Bahn. It’s likely that a fair number of industrial organizations have been impacted, but haven’t reported the incidents since they are not required to do so by regulatory requirements.