Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks


Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn’t realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of 1,069 businesses with fewer than 299 employees. Initially, only 13 percent of the participating companies said they had been victims of a cyberattack. However, after they were shown a list of cyberattack types — ranging from phishing scams to trojan horses to ransomware — that figure shot up to 58 percent.

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Hacker who helped stop ransomware attack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say.

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

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US should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says

Chinese media pinned some of the blame for the massive global cyberattack that affected more than 300,000 computers over the weekend on the top U.S. security agency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/us-should-take-some-blame-for-massive-cyberattack-chinese-media-says.html

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What is WannaCry ransomware?

The ransomware cyberattack known as WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally on Friday, but the malware was first detected in March and reported stolen from the United States National Security Agency a month later.

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Ransomware: What is it?

The global “ransomware” cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies worldwide in what may be the largest online extortion scheme ever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/ransomware-what-is-it.html

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22-year-old cybersecurity researcher helped thwart unprecedented cyberattack

A 22-year-old cybersecurity researcher and a cheap domain registration helped thwart the cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies.

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Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

Researchers at a U.S. antivirus firm say the destructive cyberattack that hit Saudi Arabia late last year is continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign that some have linked to Iran.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/security-firm-cyberattacks-against-saudi-arabia-continue.html

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PC microphones helped steal hundreds of gigabytes of data from Ukraine firms

A large-scale cyberattack, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” was perpetrated against targets in the Ukraine. At least 70 organizations were attacked, with huge amounts of sensitive information data stolen using PC microphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/pc-microphones-helped-steal-hundreds-gigabytes-data-from-ukraine-firms.html

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28G ransom

A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

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How to Keep Your Devices From Joining a Zombie Botnet Army

Last Friday’s massive cyberattack, which disrupted access to dozens of popular websites, probably wasn’t carried out by internet-connected devices in your home, cyber safety experts say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/24/how-to-keep-your-devices-from-joining-zombie-botnet-army.html

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WikiLeaks publishes huge archive of hacked Sony documents

The high-profile cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures Entertainment last year has taken yet another twist with WikiLeaks putting hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from the hack into a searchable online archive Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/16/wikileaks-publishes-huge-archive-hacked-sony-documents/

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Hackers hitting celebrity targets only getting started, expert warns

The cyberattack that targeted stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton may be just the tip of the iceberg, predicts a security expert, warning that hackers are becoming more sophisticated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/02/expert-expect-hackers-to-increase-celeb-attacks/

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