Tag Archives: Ransomware

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware

Amid a global wave of ransomware attacks, Microsoft is adding features to its Windows 10 software that may help keep users safe. The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called “controlled folders,” Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents… Read More »

Microsoft Touts Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’ Ransomware Protections

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 “creators update” (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month’s infamous “WannaCrypt” (or “WannaCry”) ransomware outbreak. Windows 10 machines weren’t subject to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, according to Microsoft’s 13-page retrospective article, announced here. WannaCry took advantage of an exploit in Microsoft’s long-outdated Server Message… Read More »

Indian State Power Company’s Computers Hit by Ransomware Attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in the Indian state of West Bengal but the federal government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp . Federal Minister… Read More »

Computer Security Experts Brace For Second Wave Of ‘Biggest Ransomware Attack Ever’

The malicious “ransomware” attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work – forcing them to discover the hard way whether they have been affected, security analysts said. With much of the world still reeling from the digital breach that prevented people from… Read More »

Apple Users Targeted in First Known Mac Ransomware Campaign

Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace… Read More »