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New bill would transform cybersecurity at Dept. of Health and Human Services

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act comes in response to congressional hearings on the state of cybersecurity in the health care sector.

Europol: Ransomware is far and away criminals' favorite attack method

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Highlighting incidents like the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks, officials point to the ease with which ransomware is monetized.

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

by Chris Bing • 3 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 5 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 • 5 months ago

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

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