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Microsoft Releases New Windows XP Security Patches
In the wake of the "WannaCry" ransomware attack, Microsoft on Tuesday issued a "highly unusual" patch for Windows XP to help prevent the spread of the malware that infected at least 75,000 computers globally. "In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose..
Now ‘Judy’ Malware Infects 36.5 mn Android Phones Globally
As the world was still recovering from the "WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, a malware called "Judy" hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, making its way through Google Play Store. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps have been downloaded between 4.5 million..
Kaspersky Lab Appoints New MD For APAC
Global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has appointed Stephan Neumeier as Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific, effective from Monday. He will replace Maxim Mitrokhin who will return to his previous role as Operations Director. Neumeier has been tasked with strengthening partner rel..
Citrix Digital Workplace Services To Address Growing Cyber Threats
Aiming to make governments and enterprises more secure in the wake of the recent global 'WannaCrypt" ransomware attack, leading IT company Citrix on Tuesday announced new secure digital workspace offerings. The new innovations include a new secure digital workspace, Cloud services and a new pro..
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..
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 ..
No Report Yet Of Global Cryptocurrency Attack In India: CERT-In
Allaying fears that after "WannaCrypt" ransomware, India will be targeted by a cryptocurrency malware attack that quietly but swiftly generates digital cash from machines it has infected, the country's cyber security unit on Thursday said India is safe from the "Adylkuzz" malware. "There are no r..
Singapore University Staff Hit By New Cyber Attacks
Two employees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) were hit by a fresh round of cyber attacks on Thursday. It was reported that the latest attacks undermined the computers of the two employees, including a researcher who worked on a security project funded by the Ministry of Defence, X..
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..
Cyber Attack On Gujarat Police Computers; Hackers Demands Extortion For Data
The biggest cyber attack in the history of the world hits the computers of Gujarat Police. According to reports the computers of Porbandar, Gir and Somnath has been hacked and hackers has demanded money as an extortion to release the data. A cyber-attack that hit 150 countries since Friday sh..