Malware

The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don’t Panic

Andy Greenberg reports: When Microsoft revealed last May that millions of Windows devices had a serious hackable flaw known as BlueKeep—one that could enable an automated worm to spread malware from computer to computer—it seemed only a matter of time before someone unleashed a global attack. As predicted, a BlueKeep campaign has finally struck. But so far it’s fallen...

Ca: Digital pirates search for prey in Southwestern Ontario

Kathleen Saylors and Galen Simmons report: It may have just been a coincidence. But the revelation by Stratford officials on Sept. 19 that the city paid $75,000 to a hacker to regain access to its computer network following a cyber attack five months earlier was followed by a wave of cyber attacks across Southwestern Ontario. In...

Louisiana releases details of summer school system hacking

KATC reports that the Governor’s office has released a follow-up on a ransomware attack that hit five school districts in July. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) today released details about this summer’s cyber attack on Louisiana school systems. As we reported this summer , several school systems were offline after...

Confirmed: North Korean malware found on Indian nuclear plant’s network

Catalin CImpanu reports: The network of one of India’s nuclear power plants was infected with malware created by North Korea’s state-sponsored hackers, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) confirmed today. News that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) might have been infected with a dangerous strain of malware first surfaced on Twitter...