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According To McAfee Cybercrimes Cost Businesses $600 Bn Globally
Cybercrimes have cost businesses close to $600 billion globally -- or 0.8 per cent of the global GDP -- which is up from $445 billion reported three years back, a report said on Thursday. The report by the global cybersecurity firm McAfee, prepared along with the Centre for Strategic and Internat..
Nation Should Ensure Digital Space Does Not Become Playground Of Dark Forces: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation should ensure that digital space does not become a playground of dark forces. "Cyber attacks are significant threat to the global community. We need to ensure that the vulnerable section of the society does not fall prey to it," Modi said w..
China To Implement Cyber Security Law From June 1
China's Cyber security Law will take effect on June 1, banning online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information. According to the new law that was adopted by China's top legislature in November last year, Internet service providers cannot collect user information t..
New, Scarier Ransomware ‘EternalRocks’ Found
After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware "EternalRocks" that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight. According to the researchers, "EternalRocks" exploits the s..
Global Ransomware Virus Hits 19 Kenyan Firms
At least 19 organisations in Kenya have been affected by the ransomware virus in an ongoing global hacking attack. Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) on Friday issued the update, noting the "WannaCryptor" virus has infected networks and computers the East African nation. The number is an in..
Reporting Ransomware, Other Cyber Threats Your Legal Obligations
The Wannacry ransomware outbreak that continues to unravel across the globe is the latest in a long line of prominent cyber security threats. With time, these attacks are only likely to become more frequent, sophisticated and widespread. The Indian IT Secretary recently stated that the impact of ..
China Warns Of New Ransomware-Like Virus UIWIX
Chinese authorities warned computer users of the risk of a new cyber attack by a virus similar to WannaCry ransomware that has affected over 150 countries since it was detected last week, causing widespread panic. The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (CVERC) and software company ..
Ransomware Attack Stems In Gujarat Affecting Government Office Computers
As ransomware cyber attack continues, more networks of Gujarat government came under attack on the second day with virus spreading in many districts where government office computers were infected with virus. On Tuesday, computers in government offices in Bharuch, Amreli, Patan, Ahmedabad and Ana..
Cyber War: After ‘WannaCrypt’, World Faces Massive Cryptocurrency Attack
After facing a massive "WannaCrypt" ransomware attack that exploited a vulnerability in a Microsoft software and hit 150 countries, the same Windows vulnerability (MS17-010) has also been exploited to spread another type of malware that is quietly but fast generating digital cash from machines it ha..
Ransomware Cyber Attack Hits Gujarat Government Network
Several hundred computers of various departments of the Gujarat government have been affected by ransomware cyber attack. The IT services were halted or crashed in the department computers of the regional transport offices (RTO), several district collectors and police stations. As a precaution..