WannaCry is still alive hitting almost 75,000 users in Q3 2018

One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in…

26 per cent of ransomware attacks now target business – rapidly-evolving ransomware remains a top threat

26 per cent of ransomware attacks now target business – rapidly-evolving ransomware remains a top threat 30 November, 2017 In 2017, 26.2 per cent those targeted by ransomware were business users, compared to 22.6 per cent in 2016. This is…

Symantec comments on Petya Ransomware Attacks

A new strain of Petya ransomware has struck Europe and is spreading around the world, affecting many organizations. Symantec has confirmed that the Petya ransomware, like WannaCry, is using an EternalBlue exploit to spread, and has published an update on its blog, including…

Petya ransomware: What we know, and the rise of Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS)

The Petya variant of ransomware utilizes a similar, if not somewhat modified, version of EternalBlue exploit—as used by the Wannacry ransomware in May this year—to spread to all active end-points on the affected network. What is Petya, and how does…

10-Step Cybersecurity Checklist for Smart Cities

10-Step Cybersecurity Checklist for Smart Cities   We have already discussed how smart cities are being designed to fit the culture and needs of citizens worldwide. We have also delved into how smart technology implementations in critical sectors can be…

Trend Micro’s Ransomware: Past, Present and Future

Further to the WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred last Friday, ransomware is steadily becoming a prominent threat in today’s fast-paced cyber landscape. Wreaking havoc since the mid-2000s, ransomware has been leaving a massive trail of destruction in its wake that…

Statistics and Development of the WannaCry Ransomware

Nick Savvides, Security Advocate at Symantec Asia Pacific and Japan When did WannaCry appear and how quickly did it spread? WannaCry first appeared on Friday, May 12. Symantec saw a dramatic upsurge in the number of attempts to exploit the…

WannaCry/Wcry Ransomware: How to Defend against It

WannaCry/Wcry Ransomware: How to Defend against It An unprecedented wave of ransomware infections is hitting organizations in all industries around the world. The culprit: the WannaCry/WCry ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_WANA.A and RANSOM_WCRY.I). Trend Micro has been tracking WannaCry since its emergence…

NHS AGENCY SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT BACK WANNACRY RANSOMWARE WITH DARKTRACE

NHS AGENCY SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT BACK WANNACRY RANSOMWARE WITH DARKTRACE Break-through AI Technology Detects and Contains WannaCry Attack at NHS Agency Before Damage is Inflicted Singapore – May 15th, 2017 – Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has announced today…

WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak – Symantec Responses and Advisory

The WannaCry ransomware was discovered on Friday, and over the weekend has been detected in over 100 countries. In Singapore, several malls have received this ransomware message on Sunday morning. Symantec has published a blogpost which gives insights into what this particular strain…