wannacry

Hacking

Why The FBI Arrested the Hacker Who Saved the World From WannaCry

He stopped a global ransomware heist, but the feds just wanted to flip him.
Ben Makuch
8.8.19
Hacking

MalwareTech, the Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware, Gets No Prison Time for Hacking Crimes

Marcus Hutchins, the 25-year-old researcher who helped stop the dangerous malware WannaCry on its tracks, gets a sentence of served time and will not go to prison.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
Hacking

‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware

The researcher who helped stop the WannaCry ransomware pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking for writing banking malware in 2014.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.19
hackers

This Cybersecurity Firm Listens to the Background ‘Noise’ of the Internet

The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.
Joseph Cox
12.17.18
NORTH KOREA

Pyongyang claims the North Korean hacker charged over the WannaCry attack does not exist

“The act of cybercrimes mentioned by the Justice Department has nothing to do with us."
Tim Hume
9.14.18
NORTH KOREA

Feds Charge North Korean For WannaCry, Sony Hack

Park Jin Hyok is allegedly linked to some of the most significant cyber attacks in recent history, working for a front company that funds the North Korean regime, the Department of Justice says.
Joseph Cox
9.6.18
wannacry

Windows Malware WannaCry Delays Manufacturing of the Next iPhone Processor

The world’s largest chip supplier admitted that the attack that brought production to a halt was caused by unpatched Windows 7 systems.
Samantha Cole
8.7.18
PATCH IT UP

This Russian Company Sells Zero-Day Exploits for Hospital Software

Moscow-based Gleg provides zero-day exploits for medical software, and those in the medical industry are concerned about disclosure. But the exploits themselves may not be all that important in real world attacks.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
wannacry

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware That Uses an NSA Exploit Is On the Rise

Say hello to WannaMine.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.18
Lazarus Group

Facebook Is Disrupting North Korean Hacking Operations

The company's announcements came on the heels of the US government’s public accusation blaming the North Korean government for WannaCry.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.19.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Derailed Amtrak train was way over speed limit, officials say special counsel probe could last another year, White House blames North Korea for WannaCry attack, and more.
VICE Staff
12.19.17
cyber warfare

Senior White House official says North Korea was "directly responsible" for WannaCry

He cited "evidence," though he did not disclose what it was.
Alexa Liautaud
12.19.17
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