How to Protect Yourself from Petya/GoldenEye

How to Protect Yourself from Petya/GoldenEye Ransomware Recently, a new strain of ransomware attack broke out. Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by the new ransomware called Petya/GoldenEye. It spreads rapidly across the world and is expanding the infection. Here’s what you need to know about Petya/GoldenEye and how to prevent the attack: What Is Petya/GoldenEye? Similar to WannaCry, Petya uses […]

Petya cyber attack: What’s going on with the latest ransomware virus? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Petya cyber attack: What’s going on with the latest ransomware virus? By Jessica Haynes A massive ransomware attack has hit computers and servers across the globe causing turmoil in its path. Could you be affected? Here’s what we know so far. How did it start? The attack first shut down operations in Russia — including at Russia’s biggest oil company — and Ukraine before spreading […]

News and sports websites ‘vulnerable to attack’ – BBC News

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They found that fewer than 10% of news and sports websites used basic security protocols such as HTTPS and TLS. Even those that do are not […]

Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles | Community | TechNewsWorld

Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles GitHub this week released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. GitHub partnered with researchers from academic institutions, industry organizations and the open source community to collect responses from more than 6,000 participants. The results show the importance of open source documentation and reveal some of the problems missing or poorly done […]

Tech Tent: fake news, algorithms and listening gadgets – BBC News

    In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how can scientists re-engage with the public and make sure they are respected and understood? That’s a big theme at the Cheltenham Science Festival from which this week’s edition of Tech Tent comes. We also discuss the growing importance of algorithms in our lives – and ask whether we should be worried that our […]

WannaLocker — A New WannaCry-inspired Ransomware Is Attacking Android Smartphones

Short Bytes: After wrecking havoc on unpatched Windows computers using WannaCry, some new notorious hackers from China are targeting Android smartphones. They’ve copied the look of WannaCry and developed an Android ransomware, which is being called WannaLocker. Being spread via gaming forums, this ransomware disguises itself as a plugin for game King of Glory. It looks like the popularity of WannaCry has inspired cyber criminals […]