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Device Security, Hacking

WannaCry Still Causing Trouble a Month On

More than a month after the WannaCry ransomware began making its way through networks around the world, the worm still is causing serious trouble in some places. Honda this week had to shut down an auto assembly plant temporarily due to a WannaCry infection, and the ransomware also has hit […]

Researchers Find Deeper Links Between WannaCry and Lazarus Group
Hacking

Researchers Find Deeper Links Between WannaCry and Lazarus Group

The links between the WannaCry ransomware and the Lazarus group, which is believed to be responsible for several high-profile attacks, are deeper and more substantial than previously thought, according to new evidence unearthed by security researchers. The Lazarus group is a hacking team tied to North Korea that researchers have […]

Decryption Tools Help Turn Tide Against WannaCry
Device Security, Hacking

Decryption Tools Help Turn Tide Against WannaCry

As the WannaCry ransomware campaign stretches on into its second week, researchers have had more and more success developing tools to help users decrypt the files on infected PCs. Last week, French researcher Adrien Guinet released a tool called Wannakey that could recover the private keys used to encrypt files […]

WannaCry is the Future of Ransomware
Device Security, Hacking

WannaCry is the Future of Ransomware

We knew this was coming. We’ve known for years that a ransomware attack on the scale of WannaCry was not just possible, but probable. What we didn’t know was that when it came it would involve a vulnerability discovered by the NSA, an exploit developed by the NSA, and a […]

On the Wire Podcast: Kurt Baumgartner
Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Kurt Baumgartner

The WannaCry ransomware campaign has had a remarkable effect on the Internet as a whole and the security community specifically. It has shown users just how vulnerable many of the world’s computers are, and it also has reminded experts of the lessons they learned during the heyday of Internet worms such […]

Experts: WannaCry Kill Switches Just a Temporary Fix
Device Security, Hacking

Experts: WannaCry Kill Switches Just a Temporary Fix

While security researchers have had some success in preventing the WannaCry ransomware campaign from becoming a true epidemic with the use of kill switches hidden in the malware’s code, experts say those are just temporary solutions that may not last much longer. The two versions of WannaCry that have emerged […]

WannaCry Ransomware Infections Slow as Researchers Fight Back
Device Security, Hacking

WannaCry Ransomware Infections Slow as Researchers Fight Back

Three days after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak began, many organizations are still fighting it, despite some temporary solutions implemented over the weekend and the release of some tools to help stop new infections. The ransomware ran rampant through a number of hospitals, telecom providers, and other companies throughout Europe on […]

Major Ransomware Attack Sweeps Europe
Hacking

Major Ransomware Attack Sweeps Europe

UPDATE–Attackers have hit several hospitals in the UK, along with major corporations in Spain and other countries with  a ransomware attack, disrupting network and phone operations and forcing some of the hospitals to postpone non-emergency services and divert patients to other facilities. The attack, initially detected at hospitals and other […]