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North Korean hacker charged for WannaCry and Sony cyberattacks

U.S. charges North Korean hacker for WannaCry, Sony cyber attacks The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean hacker for the 2014 Sony hack and the 2017 WannaCry global ransomware cyberattack, U.S. officials said. The accused, Park Jin Hyok worked as part of a team of hackers, […]

Malware attacks with cryptocurrency miners increased by 8500 percent, says Symantec

Crypto-jacking attacks increased by 85 times in Q4 2017, says Symantec Symantec, a cybersecurity company, have found that cryptocurrency coin miners have grown by a massive 8,500 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 in so-called ‘crypto-jacking’ cyberattacks. For those unfamiliar, crypto-jacking, also often referred to as drive-by mining, is the […]

Mirai Botnet: Three US Men Plead Guilty Connected To 2016 Cyberattacks

Three men behind some of the biggest DDoS attacks in history plead guilty for creating code that crashed internet A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to creating a “botnet” known as Mirai that paralyzed major websites in massive 2016 cyber-attacks. Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, pleaded […]