#Wannacry #ransomware #cyberattack – an annotated infographic

Private companies and public services are recovering from the impact of Friday’s international cyber attack. The malware was found to exploit a vulnerability identified by the US National Security Agency (NSA), provoking debate over who is responsible for the attack. “WannaCry”, the bug responsible for the chaos, is a type of ransomware. Ransomware blocks access to data and demands a ransom to restore access. WannaCry has been demanding payments of $300 to $600 dollars in bitcoin to restore access to encrypted files, threatening to double the ransom after three days and delete the files after seven days. E&T news reported … Continue reading #Wannacry #ransomware #cyberattack – an annotated infographic

#Hacking top 10 by country, as #cybercrime sweeps the globe – an annotated graphic

It is with little fanfare or surprise that China should come out on top of a list of most-active computer hacking countries. Maybe the margin of its superiority will raise an intrigued eyebrow or two, however – 41 per cent of the total, compared to the lowly 10 per cent of its nearest rival, the USA. They’re very busy in the peoples’ Republic. Meanwhile, old-school hacking legend Russia has slumped to fourth place, bested by Turkey of all countries. Gobble that nugget down, comrades! Hacking, cybercrime and cyber-security are naturally big news on account of all this activity and E&T … Continue reading #Hacking top 10 by country, as #cybercrime sweeps the globe – an annotated graphic