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Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

A British cyber security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralizing the global ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to US charges of writing malware.

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh will Wednesday file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country's central bank governor said.

'Cyber insurance gains ground as Internet-based risks rise'

'Cyber insurance gains ground as Internet-based risks rise'

Cyber insurance is gradually gaining ground in view of increasing Internet-based risks, mainly impacting corporates including major energy companies, said Bassam Hussein, president, Doha Insurance Group.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

‘Germany big target of cyber espionage and attacks‘

‘Germany big target of cyber espionage and attacks‘

Germany is a big target of spying and cyber attacks by foreign governments such as Turkey, Russia and China, a government report said on Tuesday, warning of ‘ticking time bombs’ that could sabotage critical infrastructure.

Hackers steal 17mn users' data from restaurant app Zomato

Hackers steal 17mn users' data from restaurant app Zomato

Indian largest restaurant and food delivery app Zomato announced Thursday that the data of 17 million users had been stolen from its database, including names, email addresses and protected passwords.

North Korea link emerges in global cyberattacks

North Korea link emerges in global cyberattacks

Security researchers on Monday reported signs of a potential North Korea link to the massive cyberattack campaign that sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide ...

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities ...

Renault shuts down sites after being hit by cyberattack

Renault shuts down sites after being hit by cyberattack

French carmaker Renault is the latest major organisation to be hit by the massive wave of cyberattacks sweeping the globe, the company's management said on Saturday.

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomeware

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomeware

A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a ‘kill switch’ that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware -- for now -- that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally ...