Cyber Threats

What is WannaCry? WannaCry, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry, is a form of “ransomware”+ that locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you cannot access them anymore. Ransomware is a program that gets into your computer, either by clicking on the wrong thing or downloading […]

In order to ensure Israel’s preparedness against the ongoing threat, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz declared an increased state of cyber alert for the country’s energy and water infrastructure on Saturday afternoon. Throughout the day Saturday, the Energy Ministry and the Israel Electric Corporation took preventative measures to protect and increase the […]

SINGAPORE/TORONTO Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.  The spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry – “ransomware” which locked up more than 100,000 computers – […]

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said warnings to renew cyber protection in the NHS were ignored. Mr Corbyn was speaking outside the James Paget Hospital in Norfolk – one of the hospitals hit by a cyber attack. Jeremy Corbyn said: “The contract to continue protection of the systems within the NHS was not renewed in […]

TORONTO/FRANKFURT Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary. The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, […]