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Posts Tagged ‘WannaCry’

  • Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

    Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

    March 1, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of new malicious trojan doing the rounds

    If you haven’t heard of it yet, then be on the lookout for this malevolent trojan currently doing the rounds. Emotet is reported to dwarf the impact of WannaCry and NotPetya which made headlines in 2018 for multimillion-dollar losses incurred to businesses...

  • WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on WannaCry ransomware is still affecting almost 75,000 users

    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 Q3 2018....

  • Privileged Credential Abuse contributes to 74 Percent of data breaches

    26 percent of ransomware attacks now target business

    November 29, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 26 percent of ransomware attacks now target business

    According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, 26.2 percent of those targeted by ransomware were business users in 2017, compared to 22.6 percent in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented attacks targeting corporate networks that changed forever the...

  • Chatbots - a ‘quick win’ in improving government service delivery

    SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

    July 17, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

    The spate of cyber-attacks such as the recent Petya ransomware and the related WannaCry a few months ago, have left many organisations in Europe and Asia crippled. The malicious software has spread through large firms leading to corporate data being ‘locked...

  • WannaCry and the issue of updates

    May 23, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on WannaCry and the issue of updates

    It was basically only a question of time. Sooner or later, it was clear that cyber-criminals would get their hands on a security flaw that would help them start the scale of attack we saw recently. Nevertheless, its effects still surprised everyone – there...