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NHS WannaCry cyber attacks WERE carried out by North Korea-linked hackers called The Lazarus Group, tech sleuths claim
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at the latest combat and technical equipment, made by unit 1501 of the Korean People's Army, during his visit to the unit

Tech experts find smoking gun indicating hack attacks were committed by a organisation linked to Kim Jong-un’s secretive nation

THE NHS hack attack was committed by a group of hackers previously suspected of links to North Korea, experts have discovered. Read more

Boy, 11, hacks cyber-security audience to give lesson on ‘weaponisation’ of toys

Reuben Paul, 11, tells conference that smart cars, fridges, lights and even teddy bears can be used to spy on or harm people

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” has stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a robotic teddy bear, showing in the process how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”. Read more

WannaCry: How to Defend Yourself against Ransomware

As most of the world has heard by now, a widespread ransomware attack known as WannaCry has infected over 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. WannaCry exploits a Windows vulnerability (MS17-010) which was patched by Microsoft in March. The vast majority of infected machines were running outdated Windows XP, Server 2003, or unpatched instances of supported operating systems like Windows 7. Given the scale of this attack, Microsoft has since taken the unusual step of issuing an update to unsupported operating systems to protect those users still running Windows XP and Server 2003. Read more

A cryptocurrency attack, bigger than WannaCry has hit tens of thousands of computers
May 17, 2017

As the world gets together to contain the WannaCry ransomware attack that exploited a vulnerability in a Microsoft software, the same Windows vulnerability (MS17-010) has been exploited to spread another type of virus that is fast generating digital cash from machines it has infected. Read more

How to tell if you’re at risk from the WannaCry ransomware and what to do if you have been attacked
May 16, 2017

Businesses are still dealing with the fallout from a cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, with many organizations and individuals wondering if they are at risk. Read more

About 500 Singapore IP addresses may be affected, CSA says

The affected computers in Singapore may not have had their files encrypted because of the ‘kill switch’ that allowed one researcher to inadvertently limit the spread of the ransomware, CSA says, but added that affected users will still need to patch and clean up their systems. Read more

The hero who accidentally stopped the cyberattack from spreading

An anonymous malware researcher inadvertently helped stop the spread of a global cyberattack that targeted nearly 100 countries. Read more

What is WannaCry and how does ransomware work?

The NHS has suffered a major cyber attack that has hit services in many parts of the country, leading to some operations being cancelled and patients turned away from A&E. Read more

NUS, NTU networks hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attacks

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) suffered separate IT network breaches in April, according to the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday (May 12). Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s emails ‘hacked’ and posted online
Emmanuel Macron

A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been posted online just days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next leader in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Read more