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Ransomware hits two state-run organizations in the Middle East and North Africa

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

It's the latest example of data-wiping tools being aimed at key organizations in the region.

Saudi cyber authority uncovers new data-wiping malware, and experts suspect Iran is behind it

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

It's the latest sign that Iranian computer operatives are interested in using data-wiping attacks to disrupt organizations in the Middle East.

Winter Olympics cyberattacks meant to 'send a message'

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

Multiple cybersecurity firms now suggests that a hacking group equipped with "destructive" wiper malware may have been behind the disturbance.

'Patient zero' of global ransomware incident was warned and owned before outbreak

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

M.E. Doc, the company at the center of an international ransomware outbreak, was reportedly warned about insufficient digital security multiple times, and new evidence shows it had already been compromised by hackers before last week's incident.

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