Microsoft Issues Security Alert Over Cyber Attack. In an email notification to some affected users on Saturday, Microsoft said it became aware of an issue involving unauthorised access to some customers' web-based email accounts by cyber criminals.

Microsoft Issues Security Alert Over Cyber Attack: Reports

Microsoft has alerted some of its web mail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said.

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Check out these 60 cybersecurity statistics to give you a better idea of the current state of overall security. Unsurprisingly the US ranks highest of all ransomware attacks, by 18.2%. #cybersecurity #ransomware

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60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019

Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Trends show a huge increase in hacked and breached data from sources that are ...

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Pen Test Partners discovered the security flaw which they say is extremely serious.

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Security flaw put RBS customers at risk

Software designed to prevent cyber-attacks had a bug that could have let hackers get at machines.

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New York capital hit by ransomware attack, taking services offline. On Saturday, the city government announced it was hit by a ransomware attack. The attack took out several city services that remain impacted. #ransomware #cityofalbany

New York capital hit by ransomware attack, taking services offline

The situation hasn't been resolved yet.

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To date, there have been five different versions of the GandCrab ransomware found on the open internet. As each iteration is analysed and neutralised by technical experts, the hackers find new ways to exploit security holes.

Gandcrab ransomware vs. the world

GandCrab is one form of ransomware that has spread rapidly in recent years.

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Ransomware attacks are becoming more widespread, destructive and expensive. Ransoms have increased by an average of 13% over Q3 in 2018 to $6733. Attacks on backups as part of the ransomware attack have increased by 39% over Q3 2018.

Ransomware Attacks Becoming More Widespread, Destructive, Expensive

After more destructive attacks globally against critical infrastructure, the stakes are growing for the public and private sector regarding ransomware...

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In just one week, 'LockerGoga' has cost the Norwegian aluminum maker $40 million as it struggles to recover operations across Europe and North America. It now remains to be seen how much of the losses will be covered by their cyber-insurance policy.

6 Things To Know About the Ransomware That Hit Norsk Hydro

In just one week, 'LockerGoga' has cost the Norwegian aluminum maker $40 million as it struggles to recover operations across Europe and North America...

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It appears that LockerGoga, the same ransomware that hit aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro last week, also infected American chemicals companies Hexion and Momentive, leaving employees locked out of their computers.

Ransomware Forces Two Chemical Companies to Order ‘Hundreds of New Computers‘

It appears that LockerGoga, the same ransomware that hit aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro this week, also infected American chemicals companie...

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Norwegian aluminium giant Norsk Hydro have released a statement claiming their entire global network is down as hackers demand ransom payment. We’ve produced a short demo to show how Ransomcare detects and shuts down the attacking LockerGoga ransomware https://t.co/Mt7fOFrygC

A ransomware attack on a company that provides billing and other business services to health plans and hospitals resulted in a breach affecting more than 600,000 individuals, according to Michigan state officials.

Ransomware Attack on Vendor Affects 600,000

A ransomware attack last fall on a company that provides billing and other business services to health plans and hospitals resulted in a breach affect...

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