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Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

A British cyber security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralizing the global ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to US charges of writing malware.

UK blames N.Korea for cyberattack that crippled hospitals

UK blames N.Korea for cyberattack that crippled hospitals

Britain on Friday blamed North Korea for a ransomware attack this year that a new report revealed affected a third of English hospitals and could have been prevented with "basic" IT security.

US judge sets $30,000 bail for UK hacker who stopped 'WannaCry'

US judge sets $30,000 bail for UK hacker who stopped 'WannaCry'

A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Ukraine power company hit by second cyber attack

Ukraine power company hit by second cyber attack

Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber-attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine on Tuesday, said Ukrenergo's acting head said.

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially ‘more sophisticated,’ the European police agency said Wednesday.

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber security firm told AFP on Wednesday.