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.
Britain on Friday blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack this year that a new report revealed affected a third of English hospitals and could have been prevented with "basic" IT security.
A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.
The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially ‘more sophisticated,’ the European police agency said Wednesday.
Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber security firm told AFP on Wednesday.