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Travel giant CWT pays $4.5mn ransom to cyber criminals

Travel giant CWT pays $4.5mn ransom to cyber criminals

US travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday.

UK blames N.Korea for cyberattack that crippled hospitals

UK blames N.Korea for cyberattack that crippled hospitals

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.

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol

An ‘epidemic’ has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals ...

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month.

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

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.

No cyber attack impact on Qatar businesses: Ooredoo

No cyber attack impact on Qatar businesses: Ooredoo

Qatar's businesses have not been impacted by the ongoing global cyber attack, Ooredoo said and noted the company’s experts are working with the Qatari authorities and international information security leaders.

Cyber security experts advise caution after attacks

Cyber security experts advise caution after attacks

Cyber security experts in Qatar and the region have advised caution and not to access any emails or other information from unknown sources, following the recent wave of cyber attacks across the world.

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

The unprecedented global ransomware cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries, Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said Sunday.

Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen

Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen

A global cyber attack forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to die down.

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Ransomware cyber attack hits Telefonica, Spanish firms

Spain's government warned on Friday that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with malicious software known as "ransomware” that locks up computers and demands ransoms to restore access.

Ransomware could be deadly, cyber security expert warns

Ransomware could be deadly, cyber security expert warns

Ransomware is the most recent and deadly cyber security threat faced by individuals and corporates across the world and the cyber data must be well protected to avoid such attacks, a top cyber security expert has warned.