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Russian-linked cyber gang blamed for NHS computer hack using bug stolen from US spy agency

“It’s likely that regular online criminals simply used the information that the Shadow Brokers put on the internet and thought ‘how can we monetise this’.”

Nobody knows who is behind Shadow Brokers but in a statement issued to  a specialist technology website in December, the gang said: “The Shadow Brokers is not being irresponsible criminals. The Shadow Brokers is opportunists. The Shadow Brokers is giving ‘responsible parties’ opportunity to making things right.”

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower now living in exile in Russia, claimed last year that Shadow Brokers was backed by the Kremlin following another leak. Snowden tweeted that “circumstantial evidence and conventional wisdom indicates Russian responsibility”.

Official advice from Spain’s emergency computer response service yesterday appeared to confirm that the ransomware attacks stemmed from the Eternal Blue tool, when it urged organisations to download a Microsoft update that protects against it.

Cyber security experts told The Telegraph the ransomware was being

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/russian-linked-cyber-gang-shadow-brokers-blamed-nhs-computer/

Over 54 per cent children browse inappropriate websites. Parents to be blamed?

About 54 per cent parents in India say their children have visited an inappropriate website – the highest in to 14 countries surveyed – and yet 84 per cent of them allow their kids to bring an internet-connected device to bed.

In a worrying trend, Indians have emerged ahead of even the US, the UK, Australia and several European countries, stated cyber security company McAfee’s study on ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’, released on Wednesday.

The results come even as various studies have showed that Indian minors are among the most vulnerable to cyber bullying.

While 49 per cent parents here are worried that their children may be interacting online with a social predator or a cyber criminal, they still rely on older methods to monitor their kids’ usage of the devices.

Rather than installing a child protection software, 59 per cent of them simply take away the device from their child

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/porn-websites-social-predator-depression-cyber-criminal/1/939411.html

Ransomware blamed for attack that caused Lincolnshire NHS Trust shutdown

RANSOMWARE is to blame for an attack which saw an NHS Trust in Lincolnshire that forced to cancel operations for four days in October.

In a statement, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said that a ransomware variant called Globe2 was to blame for the incident.

“The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in October 2016 was a variant of ransomware called Globe2,” Pam Clipson, director of strategy and planning at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, told the INQUIRER.

Clipson went on to explain how the Trust sought to tackle the outbreak and revealed that almost 3,000 appointments were cancelled as a result of the attack.

“Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimising its impact. The Trust took the decision to halt routine appointments in order to ensure patient safety while we eradicated the issue.

Read more at: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2479230/ransomware-blamed-for-attack-that-caused-lincolnshire-nhs-trust-shutdown

Globe2 ransomware blamed for Lincolnshire NHS trust cyber attack

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Globe2 ransomware blamed for Lincolnshire NHS trust cyber attack …

The cyber attack on a NHS trust in Lincolnshire that led to operations being cancelled for four days in October has been attributed to a ransomware outbreak.

In a statement circulated today, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust finally revealed the source of the outbreak, which led the organisation to shut down almost all the organisation’s IT systems, and to cancel all operations for several days until the outbreak was contained and dealt with.

“The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in October 2016 was a variant of ransomware called Globe2,” Pam Clipson, director of strategy and planning at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, told Computing.

Clipson then explained how the Trust sought to tackle the outbreak: “Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimising its impact. The Trust took

Read more at: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2479109/globe2-ransomware-blamed-for-lincolnshire-nhs-trust-cyber-attack