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UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities. The cybersecurity a...

Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss

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The head of the UK spy agency GCHQ has disclosed that the number of ransomware attacks on British institutions has doubled in the past year. Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said locking files and data on a user’...

Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief

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Cybercriminals from Russia and neighbouring states are behind the majority of online extortion conducted against businesses and other organisations in Britain, according to the chief of the UK’s cybersecurity agency. ...

Tech firm hit by giant ransomware hack gets key to unlock victims’ data

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The software company at the center of a huge ransomware attack this month has obtained a universal key to unlock files of the hundreds of businesses and public organizations crippled by the hack. Nineteen days after t...

Who’s behind the Kaseya ransomware attack – and why is it so dangerous?

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Hackers last week infiltrated a Florida-based information technology firm and deployed a ransomware attack, seizing troves of data and demanding $70m in payment for its return. The hack of the Kaseya firm, which is al...

Ransomware hackers demand $70m after attack on US software firm Kaseya

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Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on US information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday. Fred Voccola, the Florida-based compa...

US companies scramble to contain international ransomware attack

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Businesses across the US rushed on Saturday to contain a ransomware attack that paralyzed computer networks around the world, a situation complicated in the US by offices being lightly staffed at the start of the Four...

Latest ransomware attack appears to hit hundreds of American businesses

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Hundreds of American businesses have been hit by a ransomware attack ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the cybersecurity company Huntress Labs. Huntress Labs said on Friday that 200 American bu...

FBI director sees ‘parallels’ between ransomware threat and 9/11

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The FBI has compared a recent string of cyberattacks on US government and corporate entities to defense difficulties presented by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Christopher Wray, the FBI director, also revealed that the ...

Ransomware attack disrupts Irish health services

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Ireland’s state health services provider has shut all its IT systems and cancelled some medical appointments after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack” overnight caused widespread disruption. Paul Re...

How the Colonial Pipeline hack is part of a growing ransomware trend in the US

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The wider American public was afforded an unwanted glimpse into the Wild West world of ransomware this week, after a cyber attack crippled Colonial Pipeline, causing fuel shortages across the eastern seaboard and stat...

Ransomware hackers steal plans for upcoming Apple products

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Apple is facing a ransomware demand after a group of cybercriminals stole confidential plans for the company’s upcoming products from a supplier. The “Sodin” group, which makes and runs a piece of ransomware called RE...