Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn't Really About Ransom, Security Experts Say - KLCC FM Public Radio

Cash machines in a supermarket in Kiev weren't working on Wednesday after a cyberattack paralyzed computers in Ukraine and elsewhere. Victims included government offices, energy companies, banks and gas stations. Efrem Lukatsky / AP. A deeper look ...

The newest global cyber attack takes down ports, banks and law firms - PropertyCasualty360

Thousands of computers around the globe were affected by the latest ransomware scam that demanded payment in untraceable Bitcoin currency. (Photo: Shutterstock). The latest version of ransomware to wreak havoc on businesses and utilities around the ...

More Surprising Details Emerge about Massive Petya Cyberattack - Top Tech News

Those responsible for the Petya cyberattack that began Tuesday in Ukraine and Russia don't appear to be in it for the money, some security researchers have concluded. The new malware might also have a different source than the original Petya ...

Ukraine Power Supplier Hit by WannaCry Lookalike - BankInfoSecurity.com

In recent weeks, security researchers have counted four separate malware attacks targeting the country, including the Petya ransomware lookalike that many security researchers have been calling NotPetya. Ukraine's cyber police on Friday said they have ...

India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks - Daily Mail

MUMBAI, June 30 (Reuters) - India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ...

Recent Global Malware Attack is Cyber Warfare, Not Just Ransomware - The Merkle

A lot of people are paying close attention to the recent global ransomware outbreak. There are still a lot of conflicting reports regarding what is going on exactly, though. More information revealed by security researchers show the criminals behind ...

Not much impact of ransomware attack on India, says govt. - The Hindu

With the Petya global ransomware spreading to India, the government on Wednesday said it is “closely” monitoring the situation while maintaining that there has been no large-scale impact on India yet. The government has, however, sent Dr. Gulshan Rai, ...

Held to ransomware - The Hindu

It is the latest cyberattack to have hit organisations worldwide on Tuesday. While Ukraine and Russia are believed to be the worst hit by the attacks, companies across U.S., U.K. and India have been impacted. Most security organisations believe this to ...

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Customers queue in 'Rost' supermarket in Kharkiv, Ukraine June 27, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. MIKHAIL GOLUB via REUTERS. More. By Eric Auchard, Jack Stubbs and Alessandra Prentice. FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A ...

India worst hit in APAC by Petya: Symantec - The Hindu

India has been the worst hit country in the Asia Pacific region and the seventh most impacted nation worldwide by the Petya ransomware, according to cybersecurity service provider Symantec. The Petya ransomware was the second big scale cyberattack ...

Do not succumb to Petya ransomware - Networks Asia

Following the WannaCry outbreak last month, a new ransomware attack has surfaced and is spreading across the world at an alarming rate. Originating from Ukraine, the cyberattack is currently impacting a wide range of industries and organizations, ...

This week's Petya 'ransomware' attack wasn't ransomware after all, it was worse - KitGuru

Earlier this week, a malware attack referred to as 'ExPetr' began infecting systems in a few countries, starting off in the Ukraine before spreading to Russia and eventually the US. The tricky thing with this attack was that it had all the signs of ...

First Petya, now Ukrainian state power firm hit by second cyberattack 'similar to WannaCry' - International Business Times UK

Shortly after suffering a major cyberattack linked to Petya ransomware on Tuesday 27 June, beleaguered Ukrainian state power company Ukrenergo was targeted yet again by a second cyberattack two days later. The attack on Thursday 29 June reportedly ...

The 'Petya' global cyberattack may have just been cover for an attack in Ukraine - Business Insider UK

KIEV/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The primary target of a crippling computer virus that spread from Ukraine across the world this week is highly likely to have been that country's computer infrastructure, a top Ukrainian police official told Reuters on Thursday.

The Petya Attack is More than a Typical Ransomware – What you need to know - NeuroGadget (press release) (blog)

Weeks after the deadly WannaCry ransomware attack crippled hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries across the globe, another attack dubbed Petya has just hit Europe, with Ukraine emerging as the worst hit nation in the region.

Petya Ransomware: What It Is, How to Avoid It, What to Do if Infected - NDTV

A new ransomware dubbed "Petya" started spreading across Europe on Tuesday, affecting businesses and governments that weren't sufficiently protected. But its reach has not been restricted to just Europe, as India has suffered at the hands of Petya ...

Ukraine says seized equipment used by Russia to launch malware attacks - Daily News & Analysis

Ukraine's state security service (SBU) seized equipment it said belonged to Russian agents in May and June to launch cyber attacks against Ukraine and other countries, the SBU said in a statement on Friday. "Law enforcement officers seized server ...

Ukraine power company says was hit by second cyberattack - The Star Online

The second attack did not affect Ukraine's power network, Kovalchuk told a news briefing on June 30. — Reuters. KIEV: Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyberattack on June 29 which used a computer virus different from one ...

Global cyber attack no longer thought to be ransomware - PCR-online.biz

The global cyber attack currently working its way around the world is looking increasingly less likely to be ransomware. The crime group behind the Petya ransomware has distanced itself from this week's global cyber attack. The current attack, which ...

How companies can safeguard themselves against cyber attacks like ransomware - VCCircle

Just about a month after the deadly WannaCry ransomware affected Windows-based computing systems globally, the outbreak of another highly virulent ransomware, Petrwrap/Petya, has hit governments, corporations, and institutions alike. Unlike WannaCry ...