Tag Archives: cyber attacks

Ransomware Cyber Attack: Britain’s NHS Reports 16 Hospitals Hit; Probes if Patients’ Data Leaked

Britain’s National Health Service that covers free treatment for its citizens has been badly hit with 16 of its organisation have been affected by the ransomware cyber attacks nullifying their services and forcing many patients return without consultation. In a statement, the NHS Digital said, “The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna ...

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US Govt Employees Data Hacked, China Rejects Reports of Chinese Hackers Behind it

Despite strong antidote to Chinese hacking attempts last year over North Korean hackers taking down Sony and other major websites, hackers again attacked the US Office of Personnel Management compromising information on government workers, government employee records and security clearances. The role of Chinese hackers is serious suspected by the US law enforcement sources who told Reuters that a “foreign ...

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Lenovo Laptops’ Adware Superfish Opens up to Cyber Hackers: Errata Cyber Security Firm

China’s Lenovo has some pre-installed adware that was found to be vulnerable to hackers and users complained about it in June 2014 with no response still, alleged security group Errata Security. The software called superfish automatically displays advertisements but was malicious enough to be hijacked with encrypted versions opened up to eavesdropping malware known as man-in-the-middle attack, said Robert Graham, ...

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One in 6 smartphones hacked by cyber attackers: Study

One in six smartphones in the world have faced cyber attacks by hackers, reveals a new study. About 60 percent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software, it noted. Experion, a global information services firm, said the cyber attacks range from phishing emails to session ...

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