Tag Archives: ransomware

Petya ransomware: Cyber attack costs could hit $300m for shipping giant Maersk

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Maersk shut down a number of its operations due to the Petya cyber attack.


Image: Moller-Maersk Group

Falling victim to the global Petya cyber attack is set to cost Maersk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, up to $300m in lost revenues.

The Danish transport and logistics conglomerate

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/petya-ransomware-cyber-attack-costs-could-hit-300m-for-shipping-giant-maersk/

Cyber ‘soldiers’ to unleash ransomware on Pak sites

This Independence day it will be a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan but on the cyber world between the hackers of the two countries. Indian techies claim that they would not restrict to defacing Pakistani websites but will hijack their network and infect with ransomware. Active Indian hackers who have been attacking Pak network told Mail Today that they will be attempting to crash over a thousand Pak sites, including their government and critical infrastructure portals.

A result of which on August 3, an anonymous India hacker defaced Pakistan government website www.pakistan.gov.pk. to celebrate I-Day. Desi hacker Ne0-h4ck3r posted Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings.

Now, other underground groups claim they will take down as many sites possible. Cyber crime experts claims that India-Pakistan hacking is almost ritualistic attacks, every year as underground hacking communities

Read more at: https://in.news.yahoo.com/indian-hackers-set-unleash-ransomware-215348317.html

Cyber ‘soldiers’ to unleash ransomware on Pak sites

This Independence day it will be a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan but on the cyber world between the hackers of the two countries. Indian techies claim that they would not restrict to defacing Pakistani websites but will hijack their network and infect with ransomware. Active Indian hackers who have been attacking Pak network told Mail Today that they will be attempting to crash over a thousand Pak sites, including their government and critical infrastructure portals.

A result of which on August 3, an anonymous India hacker defaced Pakistan government website www.pakistan.gov.pk. to celebrate I-Day. Desi hacker Ne0-h4ck3r posted Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings.

Now, other underground groups claim they will take down as many sites possible. Cyber crime experts claims that India-Pakistan hacking is almost ritualistic attacks, every year as underground hacking communities from both the countries launch cyber attacks on each other around this time

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-hackers-ransomware-pakistani-websites-independence-day/1/1024486.html

Indian hackers all set to unleash ransomware on Pakistani sites

This Independence day it will be a full-fledged war between India and Pakistan but on the cyber world between the hackers of the two countries. Indian techies claim that they would not restrict to defacing Pakistani websites but will hijack their network and infect with ransomware. Active Indian hackers who have been attacking Pak network told Mail Today that they will be attempting to crash over a thousand Pak sites, including their government and critical infrastructure portals.

A result of which on August 3, an anonymous India hacker defaced Pakistan government website www.pakistan.gov.pk. to celebrate I-Day. Desi hacker Ne0-h4ck3r posted Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings.

Now, other underground groups claim they will take down as many sites possible. Cyber crime experts claims that India-Pakistan hacking is almost ritualistic attacks, every year as underground hacking communities from both the countries launch cyber attacks on each other around this time

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-hackers-ransomware-pakistani-websites-independence-day/1/1024486.html

Destructive, disk-encrypting Mamba ransomware springs back to life

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Mamba – a breed of snake and a family of ransomware.


Image: iStock

A powerful form of ransomware which encrypts whole hard drives instead of just files has suddenly returned – and there’s no way for victims to decrypt the data.

Similar tactics have been used in other ransomware attacks, most notably

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/destructive-disk-encrypting-mamba-ransomware-springs-back-to-life/

Ransomware turns even nastier: Destruction, not profit, becomes the real aim

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Is this the new normal?


Image: Associated Press

Get used to global malware campaigns like Petya and WannaCry ransomware because Pandora’s Box has been opened and ‘destructive’ cyber attacks like these are here to stay.

The WannaCry epidemic hit organisations around the world in May, with the file-encrypting malware. It

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-turns-even-nastier-destruction-not-profit-becomes-the-real-aim/

$30000 bail set for UK hacker who stopped WannaCry ransomware attack

A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained celebrity status within the hacker community in May when he was credited with neutralising the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

His attorney, Adrian Lobo, told reporters that Hutchins was not released on Friday because the clerk’s office for the court closed 30 minutes after his hearing concluded, leaving his defence team not enough time to post the bail.

Lobo told a local NBC affiliate that Hutchins would be released on Monday and that she expected him to be on a flight on Tuesday to Wisconsin, where a six-count indictment against him was filed in the US District Court. He was receiving support from a “variety of sources” around the world to post his bail, she said.

Judge Nancy Koppe

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/30-000-bail-set-for-uk-hacker-who-stopped-wannacry-ransomware-attack/story-ydJ4qFcZDUNBezZ2LkWRkL.html

BREAKING: British man who halted NHS ransomware cyber attack arrested in US

The US Department of Justice said he had been arrested for his alleged involvement in a separate matter.

A statement read: “Marcus Hutchins… a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, was arrested in the United States on 2 August, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin returned a six-count indictment against Hutchins for his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking Trojan.

“The charges against Hutchins, and for which he was arrested, relate to alleged conduct that occurred between in or around July 2014 and July 2015.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/836711/Wannacry-ransomware-NHS-cyber-attack-Marcus-Hutchins-arrested-Las-vegas-hacker