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Ransomware Attacks on Companies Rise in 2018: Poll

Ransomware Attacks on Companies Rise in 2018: Poll

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of ransomware attacks on companies rose sharply last year, making ransomware the most prevalent type of malicious software detected, a government poll showed Tuesday. Of businesses that experienced some kind of hacking attempt, 56.3 percent said they were attacked by ransomware, up 30.8 percentage points from 2017, [...]

‘GandCrab’ Ransomware Spreads in S. Korea

‘GandCrab’ Ransomware Spreads in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Ransomware called “GandCrab” has recently surged through emails in South Korea, industry sources said Friday. GandCrab, which first appeared in January overseas, sends a malicious URL through emails for a ransom note demanding a payment in cryptocurrency. Ransomware refers to malware that locks up files on a computer with [...]

Cryptocurrency Coming Under Increasing Malware Attack

Cryptocurrency Coming Under Increasing Malware Attack

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Malicious code targeting cryptocurrency is increasing at an alarming rate with the rising value of virtual money, statistics showed Friday. According to Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), 5,366 cases of damage from ransomware were reported in the January-September period this year, up 3.7-fold from 1,438 in the same [...]

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Hackers who threatened to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) made good on their promise by attacking a number of South Korean banking institutions on Monday. According to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), a hacker group called the Armada Collective targeted the Korea Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Institute (KFTC), [...]

Businesses Take More Than 3 Months to Identify Cyberattacks

Businesses Take More Than 3 Months to Identify Cyberattacks

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With the global financial losses from the WannaCry ransomware attack estimated at $4 billion, according to cyber risk analysis firm Cyence, another study by Mandiant, a FireEye company, has revealed that it typically takes more than three months for businesses to acknowledge that there has been a cyberattack.  Based [...]