Entries by SecureTech

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool

If your PC has been infected by WannaCry – the ransomware that wreaked havoc across the world last Friday – you might be lucky to get your locked files back without paying the ransom of $300 to the cyber criminals. Adrien Guinet, a French security researcher from Quarkslab, has discovered a way to retrieve the […]

Beware! Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types | PCWorld

After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users. After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users. Last week, researchers from the […]

‘Can Giuliani even turn on a computer?’ Trump’s cyber security pick baffles internet — RT America

Donald Trump’s appointment of Rudy Giuliani as a cyber security advisor has been met with scepticism online, with some Twitter users questioning the ethics of his appointment and how tech savvy the former New York mayor actually is. Under his new role, Giuliani will be “sharing his expertise and insight” with the president-elect on private […]

Security firms ‘overstate hackers’ abilities to boost sales’ – BBC News

Computer security companies have been accused of “witchcraft” by exaggerating abilities of malicious hackers. Dr Ian Levy, technical director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the accusation in a speech. He said the firms played up hackers’ abilities to help them sell security hardware and services. Overplaying hackers’ skills let the firms claim […]