WannaCry News

WannaCry is a malware and extortionist program that attacks only computers using the Microsoft operating system. The program encrypts all the files of the user and then demands a ransom for their decryption. The WannaCry virus became popular in 2017, as it had attacked computers in Spain and then spread to other countries. Currently, Russia, Ukraine and India are the leading victims of WannaCry attacks. After finishing the process of encryption, there is a demand on the screen of the hacked computer to transfer a certain amount of money in Bitcoin and usually this is equivalent to about $300. According to linguistic analysis, WannaCry hackers are believed to be from China, however, some experts think that this is just a trick and the original WannaCry ransomware is from Korea.
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The Department of Justice has indicted three hackers affiliated with the infamous Lazarus Group.
US charges three North Korean hackers over crypto attacks and WannaCry ransomware
Kollen Post
2021-02-17T18:00:34+00:00
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North Korean crypto and cyberattacks still in the crosshairs of several U.S. agencies, who have issued a new advisory against the regime’s cryptojacking and hac...
US Gov’t Issues New Guidance Against North Korea’s Cryptojacking, Ransomware and Hacking
Kollen Post
2020-04-15T18:10:00+01:00
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The tool that exploits Microsoft vulnerabilities to enable widespread crypto extortion has let malware proliferate this year, says a new report.
Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Detections Up Almost 500 Percent in 2018: Report
William Suberg
2018-09-19T18:45:00+01:00
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A new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs shows that crypto mining malware use has increased by 45% since last year.
Kaspersky Labs: Cryptojacking Now ‘Wears The Threat Crown,’ Overtaking Ransomware
Molly Jane Zuckerman
2018-06-29T18:48:00+01:00
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Medicalchain, a Blockchain-based platform for recording patients’ medical records, has announced a pilot program with UK practice The Groves Medical Group.
UK Medical Group Partners With Blockchain Platform For Medical Records For Pilot Program
Molly Jane Zuckerman
2018-03-08T21:32:00+00:00
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Citrix has released a survey of British businesses that shows 50 percent of those surveyed stockpiling cryptocurrencies, only 7 percent invest exclusively in Bi...
Research Shows British Companies Are Diversifying Crypto Stockpiles, No Longer BTC-Focused
Molly Jane Zuckerman
2018-02-16T11:06:00+00:00
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Companies are buying Bitcoin so they can quickly pay if their data is attacked by ransomware.
Fearing Ransomware Attacks, Companies Preemptively Buying Bitcoin
Gareth Jenkinson
2017-12-20T21:53:00+00:00
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German parcel bomber has demanded a €10 mln ransom to be paid in the form of the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Parcel Bomber in Germany Demands €10 Mln Ransom in Bitcoin
Joshua Althauser
2017-12-09T13:48:00+00:00
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