Free Press Journal
  • US slams Russia for ‘most destructive, costly cyber-attack’ in history

    Washington: The US has slammed Russia for “the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history” that crippled computers worldwide and said it “will be met with international consequences”, media reports said. The attack, titled NotPetya, initially targeted computers in Ukraine last year but affected companies around the globe, like British advertising group WPP, Oreo maker Mondelez, drugmaker Merck and global shipping company FedEx, reports CNN. “It was part of the Kremlin’s

  • Security spending will rise to $96bn in 2018

    New Delhi  Against a backdrop of emerging cyber threats, organisations worldwide will spend $96.3 billion on security in 2018 — an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, Gartner forecast on Thursday. More than 60 per cent of organisations globally will invest in multiple data security tools by 2020 — up from 35 per cent today — it added.

  • Japan is preparing for cyber war: North Korea

    Beijing : North Korea has accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military for attacking the computer systems of rival countries, under the pretext of self-defense.

  • FBI detains expert who stopped ransomware outbreak

    Washington: The FBI has detained a computer expert who found a way to stop an outbreak of the “WannaCry” ransomware computer virus in May that had affected computers of key public services and businesses across the world. The 23-year-old Briton Marcus Hutchins, who runs a security blog called MalwareTech, was arrested late Wednesday in Las Vegas for “his role in creating and distributing the Kronos banking trojan virus”, a Department of Justice

  • Chernobyl nuke plant hit by cyber attack

    Chernobyl : The automatic radiation monitoring system at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been hit by a cyber attack and monitoring was being carried out manually, a Ukrainian federal agency said.

  • Operations at JNPT terminal affected by cyber attack, confirms government

    New Delhi: The government today confirmed that one of the terminals at the JNPT port has been impacted by the latest malware attack. “The (shipping) ministry has confirmed that one terminal at JNPT has been affected due to the attack at Maersk’s Hague office,” an official said, adding that the government will share a report or a statement as soon as it comes to this effect. Maritime conglomerate Maersk group confirmed that

  • Bhopal: ‘EternalRocks’might be the next big cyber attack worldwide

    Bhopal: The cyber security agencies are still battling to stem the effects of massive cyber attack by malware named ‘WannaCry’ on computer systems around the world. It seems the cyber warfare will only intensify as a new more dangerous and updated version of the malware known as ‘EternalRocks’ has come up, which might be more lethal. ‘WannaCry’ hit millions of computer systems in over 120 countries. After attacking the computer system, it

  • Mumbai: BMC systems free from WannaCry cyber-attack

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claims that it has not been affected by the recent global cyber-attack using the ransomware virus WannaCry.

  • Bhopal: Cyber attack cripples 300 systems in Bhopal

    Bhopal: Recent massive cyber-attack by malware called ‘ransomware’ which affected computer systems of nearly 120 countries, including India, has taken a toll in Bhopal too. City based cyber-security experts have claimed that around 300 computers, including 30 of a national engineering institute, have been affected. “The Ransomware attack has been severe in city. The users cannot access data stored in their infected systems until they pay ransom in virtual currency known as

  • Indian-origin Google researcher links ransomware attack to North Korea

    London/Washington: As the world struggles to identify cybercriminals behind the global ransowmware attack that hit 150 countries, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google has claimed that the hackers may have links to North Korea.  According to Neel Mehta’s discovery, the “Lazarus Group” that works on behalf of North Koreans may be behind the attack as the hacking group has, in the past, used the same coding and tools as were used in “WannaCrypt”

  • WannaCry fear hits Mumbai ATMs, nation takes precaution

    Mumbai/New Delhi: After infecting over two lakh computers and crippling life in 150 countries, the global ransomware attack continued for the third day on Monday, with more reports of hacking pouring in from India, China and Japan as offices re-opened after a tumultuous weekend.

  • Putin blames US for global cyber attack

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed the US for the global cyber attack that hit 150 countries since Friday and has crippled computer systems around the world.

  • Be careful when you switch on your PC, WannaCry could be waiting to bug you!

    London: The “unprecedented” ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe’s leading security chief said on Sunday and warned of possible fresh disruption when workers switch on their computers at the start of the working week on Monday.

  • Hostage to Wanna cry

    London/New Delhi : A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries, including India, on Friday.

  • Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA bug

    London, A huge extortion cyber attack hit dozens of nations today, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet.

  • Beware! Google Docs hit by phishing scam

    The tech giant Google recently was hit by a phishing scam that could compromise your account. Few days ago, internet users were receiving malicious invitations to log on to their Google accounts. But, this just was not a usual cyber-attack.

  • Indian teen arrested in US for cyber attack choking 911 lines

    San Francisco: An Indian-origin teenager has been arrested in the US for carrying out a cyberattack that swamped Arizona’s emergency services with several bogus calls, an incident he claimed was a non-harmful joke gone wrong.