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Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged NSA exploits claims to have even more attack tools, as well as intelligence gathered by the agency on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs.

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Will macOS protect you from ransomware attacks?

The recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on Windows have some Mac users wondering if they are safe. Is macOS secure from ransomware attacks?

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WannaCry: Sometimes you can blame the victims

Last week’s big malware outbreak caused a lot of damage, but organizations that made good decisions ahead of time weren’t affected.

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Stopping ransomware starts with the security pros

Bromium survey of security professionals shows lapses in their own best practices.

What is WannaCry? What does WannaCry ransomware do?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts your files until you pay a ransom.

Will the WannaCry ransomware serve as a meaningful infosec wake-up call?

Ransomware is no new threat: will WannaCry finally act as a catalyst to a wider infosec wake-up call?

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The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea

As security researchers investigate last Friday’s massive attack from the WannaCry ransomware, they’ve noticed clues that may link it with a North Korean hacking group that has been blamed for attacking banks across the world.

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Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here's why.

Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn't expect a quick response -- or any response at all. Even after payment, the...

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China pays for Windows XP addiction as 'WannaCry' hits

The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP remains relatively popular.

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New WannaCry variant being monitored, DHS official says

A variant of the WannaCry ransomware has been able to infect some of the computers patched after the original malware struck. But attacks in the U.S. appear to be limited so far.

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

Everything you need to know about ransomware including the WannaCry attack, how to protect your PCs and laptops and what to do if you're affected.

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WannaCry attacks are only the beginning

As the WannaCry ransomware attack evolves, more cybercriminals are likely to attempt to profit from the vulnerability it exploits and similar flaws in the future.

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Ransomware makes healthcare wannacry

The NHS ordeal is a wakeup call to healthcare administrators as to what needs to be done to make sure patients and their data are safe. Find out what advice vendors provide.

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What to do about WannaCry if you’re infected or if you’re not

Tips on protecting computers against WannaCry and remediating ones already infected.

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'Perfect storm' of ransomware and network worm hits unprotected computers globally

Enterprises were clearly unprepared. The question is if they'll fare any better the next time around -- and there will likely be a next time.

Do iPhones get viruses?

Do iPhones get viruses? We explain why iOS malware is rare - but not unknown

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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another...

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Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

Users of old Windows systems can now download a patch to protect them from this week’s massive ransomware attack.

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