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U.S. official: American companies avoided government help when WannaCry, NotPetya hit

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A top Homeland Security official says the U.S. government was unable to fully measure the scale and impact of two recent ransomware outbreaks, dubbed WannaCry and NotPetya, in America due to a lack of private sector engagement.

Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to creating Kronos banking malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

"He is going to vigorously defend himself against these charges," one lawyer said.

FBI arrests researcher that stopped ‘WannaCry’ for allegedly creating Kronos banking trojan

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Marcus Hutchins, 23, was arrested for his alleged role in creating the Kronos banking trojan.

WannaCry's bitcoins were converted to Monero, researchers say

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The responsible parties may have relied on Monero since it hides both ends of a transaction, as well as the amount.

North Korea's internet connections to China and India come under scrutiny

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Recorded Future's findings of "a near absence of malicious cyber activity" from within North Korea itself support the longstanding assumption that Pyongyang conducts cyber-operations from outside its own borders.

Microsoft patches Windows XP due to 'heightened risk' of nation-state activity

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

"In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose elevated risk of cyber attacks by government organizations."

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