Winter Olympics: Games Organisers Confirm Cyber-Attack, Won’t Reveal Source

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber-attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. The Games’ systems, including the Internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organisers said it had not compromised any critical part of […]

Petya Ransomware: Focus on Defences as Users Scramble After Global Cyber-Attack

Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyber-attacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 (roughly Rs. 20,000) as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the […]

InterContinental Says 1,200 Hotels in the US Hit by Cyber-Attack

Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyber-attack that sought to steal customer payment card data. The company declined to say how many payment cards were stolen in the attack, the latest in a […]

University of California Notifies 80,000 of Cyber-Attack

Officials at the University of California Berkeley said on Friday that they were alerting 80,000 people, including current and former students, faculty and vendors of a cyber-attack on a system that stores social security and bank account numbers. The news comes just more than a week after a Southern California hospital paid hackers $17,000 in […]

FireEye’s Mandiant Red Team Operations to Curb Cyber-Attack Risk

US-based network security company FireEye on Monday launched the “Mandiant Red Team Operations” a set of objectives-based assessments that conduct no-holds-barred attacks on organisations to highlight weakness in systems or procedures and to enhance detection and response capabilities. Additionally, “Mandiant Penetration Testing” was also launched on Monday that offers eight highly customisable penetration test types […]