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Keep cyber-attacks at bay: Cyberabad cops

Cyberabad Police issue advisory on online fraudsters

Trend Micro uses factory honeypot to trap hackers

The honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate ransomware attacks and used for consumer fraud.

Mass data collection to boost anti-surveillance tech in 2020

2019 is the year that "breach fatigue" went mainstream -- with new stories popping up everyday about the theft of personal data, stolen password databases, or ransomware shutting down state and local governments.

Europol says Ransomware makes children vulnerable

Ransomware is a type of software, used by cybercriminals to extort money from internet users.

Firms facing 504 hacking threats per minute: McAfee

"The impact of these threats is very real. It's important to recognise that the numbers, highlighting increases or decreases of certain types of attacks, only tell a fraction of the story."

E-mail attacks giving sleepless night to IT professionals

Spear phishing is widespread with 43 percent of organizations being the victim of a spear-phishing attack in the past 12 months.

Ransomware attacks targeting US entities on the rise

The tally by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found that at least 170 county, city or state government systems have been attacked since 2013, including at least 45 police and sheriff's offices.

‘Ransomware’ hits Telangana, AP power utilities

It is a malicious software that enters the victim's computer system, and the attackers threaten to publish the data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

New malware eyes cryptocurrencies

The attackers have now found a way to hack into PCs, smartphones, servers etc., and infect it with a malware to secretly use the processing power for mining crypto currency.  

Cybersecurity incidents increase in number

As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 49,455, 50,362 and 53,081 cyber security incidents were observed during the year 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Artificial Intelligence-driven cyber-attacks to go up, says expert

Cyber criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

Don’t miss Windows 10 update

"If you are running Windows 10 and have the 'Fall Creators' update, then you are completely protected from those specific malwares," Vineet Durani, director, Windows and Surface Business, Microsoft India, said.

Petya or ‘NotPetya’ dosen’t demand ransom, but destroys data

Cyber security researchers are now dubbing it as a new form of malware attack that doesn't demand ransom but permanently destroys data. "In other words, the researchers said, the payload delivered in Tuesday's outbreak wasn't ransomware at all.

Microsoft turns to AI to fight new-age cyber attacks

In the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update, the company will power Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) with its cloud-based security intelligence.

NATO chief considers repeated cyber attacks a wake-up call

Stoltenberg said the "attack in May and this week just underlines the importance of strengthening our cyber defenses and that is what we are doing."

Not ‘WannaCry’, it’s ‘Nyetya’ behind new Ransomware cyberattack

The new cyber attack started massively affecting dozens of companies and institutions in the world, beginning with Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday, and now spreading to Asia and Australia on Wednesday.

‘Ransomware’ cyberattack seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev's main airport and Rosneft, in a major incident reminiscent of the recent WannaCry virus.

Ukraine central bank says ‘Petya virus’ hits lenders

Ukraine's delivery service company Nova Poshta, which was also attacked, identified the virus that hit its computers as Petya.A, a type of ransomware.

Time to be ready for unknown cyber risks: Experts

Pirated software versions, non-renewed licences make systems vulnerable for virus attack.

Ransomware attack is a wake-up call

Ransomware locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in Bitcoin. The digital...

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