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US Energy Secretary takes 22-minute prank call from “Ukrainian Prime Minister”

Perry defended Paris Agreement withdrawal, entertained pig manure biofuel idea.

A King’s Ransom It is Not

The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokersrdquo;.

These WannaCry and ExPetr ransomware events are the biggest in the sense that they spread the quickest and most effectively of known ransomware to date.

Tenfold connectivity increase between Ukraine and European research and education network

The research and education (RE) communities in Ukraine will be better able to exchange and collaborate with their peers from around the world, following a tenfold increase in speed in the network link between Ukraine and the GEacute;ANT pan-European RE network.By upgrading this link from 1 to 10 Gigabits per second in June 2017, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project and its Ukrainian partner URAN are fulfilling the goal of bringing a world-class RE... Source: RealWire

Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

Lack of patches and enabling local admin rights blamed The huge cyber attacknbsp;that swept from Ukraine last week is still affecting companies, and several have been hit pretty hard, including the world's largest advertising business, UK-based WPP.…

Heavily armed police raid company that seeded last week’s NotPetya outbreak

Operation that hit thousands was “thoroughly well-planned and well-executed.”

Updates to NotPetya Lead to Server Seizure at Ukrainian Software Firm

Police seized servers from Ukraine's Intellect Service as the country scrambles to control a cyberattack allegedly conducted by advanced hackers.

Ukraine authorities raid M.E. Docs in NotPetya investigation

Equipment seized to head off new attack, Cyberpolice says There's a new wrinkle to the NotPetya story: authorities in the Ukraine have seized equipment from M.E.Docs, the online accounting firm implicated in spreading the malware.…

Watch: Armed Ukrainian cyber-cops raid MeDoc in NotPetya probe

Equipment seized to head off new attack, we're told Video  There's a new wrinkle to the NotPetya story: authorities in Ukraine have seized equipment from MeDoc, the accounting software maker implicated in spreading the malware.…

In ExPetr/Petya’s shadow, FakeCry ransomware wave hits Ukraine

While the world was still shaking under the destructive ExPetr/Petya attack that hit on June 27, another ransomware attack targeting Ukraine at the same time went almost unnoticed.

The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack.
Itrsquo;s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month.The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread.

All someone needed to do was click a malicious link andmdash;bang!—they were infected.

That is, if they hadnrsquo;t installed the patches and updates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

SBU claims Russia was behind NotPetya

So does ESET, which reckons the malware spread better than its authors expected Ukraine's security service, which last week called on international help to trace the “NotPetyardquo; outbreak, has upped the ante, accusing Russia of being the source of the malware.…

Cyber-Security Experts View Petya Malware as Nation-State Attack

The Ukrainian government and NATO experts consider the NotPetya ransomware attack to be linked to a nation-state, with Ukraine blaming the Russian Federation. Other experts are not convinced.