13 May 2017

Ransomware attack reveals breakdown in US intelligence protocols

“The attack that temporarily crippled the NHS in Britain and dozens of other institutions across Europe and Russia reveals the failure of the US government’s protocols for warning software developers and the private sector about system vulnerabilities, a cyber-security expert told the Guardian.” Source: Ransomware attack reveals breakdown in US

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13 May 2017

It’s Not Over, WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware Just Arrived With No ‘Kill-Switch’

“If you are following the news, by now you might be aware that a security researcher has activated a ‘Kill Switch’ to stop WannaCry ransomware from spreading further, but it’s not over, criminals have just launched WannaCry 2.0 with no ‘kill-switch’ functionality. “ Source: It’s Not Over, WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware

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13 May 2017

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

“Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this ‘highly unusual’ step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered

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13 May 2017

Ransom Hackers Who Hit Hospitals Dealt Setback; May Return

“The cyber-attack that spread rapidly around the globe was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to return as many computers remain at risk. Hackers can still gain easy access to personal computers that lack

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13 May 2017

How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks

“I believe they were trying to query an intentionally unregistered domain which would appear registered in certain sandbox environments, then once they see the domain responding, they know they’re in a sandbox the malware exits to prevent further analysis. This technique isn’t unprecedented and is actually used by the Necurs trojan

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12 May 2017

Massive ransomware attack hits 99 countries

“Sixteen National Health Service (NHS) organizations in the UK have been hit, and some of those hospitals have canceled outpatient appointments and told people to avoid emergency departments if possible. Spanish telecom company Telefónica was also hit with the ransomware. Spanish authorities confirmed the ransomware is spreading through the vulnerability,

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12 May 2017

Trump signs order aimed at upgrading government cyber defenses

“U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to bolster the government’s cyber security and protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, marking his first significant action to address what he has called a top priority.” Source: Trump signs order aimed at upgrading government cyber defenses | Reuters

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11 May 2017

Preparing for the Cyberattack That Will Knock Out U.S. Power Grids

“Cyberattacks are unavoidable, but we’re not going to stop using computerized systems. Instead, we should be preparing for the inevitable, including a major cyberattack on power grids and other essential systems. This requires the ability to anticipate not only an unprecedented event but also the ripple effects that it could cause.” Source: Preparing

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09 May 2017

Baltic States Agree to Link Their Power Grids to EU Via Poland

“The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia said on Monday they had agreed to link their power systems to other European Union members through Poland as they look to reduce their dependence on Russia.” Source: Baltic States Agree to Link Their Power Grids to EU Via Poland

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09 May 2017

How a Fake Cyber Statistic Raced Through Washington

“It’s the kind of figure that can make your jaw drop, the kind that forces lawmakers and public officials to get off their duffs and do something, that drives home the way cyber insecurity is ravaging small businesspeople across the nation. House and Senate lawmakers have cited it in bills

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