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TECH 09 Oct 2016 | 11:30 PM Premium

Rise of ransomware

Cybercriminals don’t just want to cripple your devices – they also want to make a handsome profit.

TECH 29 Jun 2017 | 10:55 AM Premium

What you need to know about the NotPetya ransomware

The NotPetya ransomware, which encrypts the entire hard drive of a Windows PC, is one of the deadliest cyberattacks to date.

TECH 15 Mar 2016 | 1:12 AM Premium

Chinese hackers behind US ransomware attacks: security firms

Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cybercrime industry of ransomware.

TECH 15 Jul 2019 | 10:00 AM Premium

As ransomware rages, debate heats up on response

Globally, losses from ransomware rose by 60% last year to US$8bil (RM32bil), according to data compiled by the Internet Society's Online Trust Alliance.

TECH 28 Jun 2017 | 11:48 AM Premium

Ransomware becomes go-to hack as Bitcoin rallies, NSA tools leak

A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to the June 27 infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals.

TECH 28 Jun 2017 | 10:00 PM Premium

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyberattacks

Ransomware demands which hit a clutch of multinationals on June 27 are the latest in a wave of international cyberattacks in recent months.

TECH 08 Apr 2016 | 3:31 AM Premium

Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks

Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on April 7 to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs.

TECH 02 Dec 2016 | 9:27 AM Premium

Free ransomware decryption tools released

Ransomware decryption tools are available for free and cover the popular ransomware strains used to cyber criminals.

TECH 27 Jul 2016 | 2:30 AM Premium

Police, cyber firms tackle ‘ransomware’ hacking threat

Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website to fight a surge in “ransomware” which locks users’ data until they pay criminals to retrieve it.

TECH 14 Apr 2016 | 1:00 AM Premium

Ransomware: Extortionist hackers borrow customer-service tactics

When hackers set out to extort the town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with ransomware, they followed up with an FAQ explaining the attack and easy instructions for online payment.