Microsoft dismantles 90% of trickbot network, which had potential to disrupt 2020 U.S. Presidential elections

In a breaking development, U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp stated, it had disabled by more than 90%, machines that were used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control a massive network of computers which had the potential to disrupt the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The development was aided by a series of U.S. court…

Hacker gains access to Tyler Technologies’ internal network, U.S. election software safe

In a statement Tyler Technologies said, its network was hacked by a ransomware, a kind of computer virus through which hackers encrypts files and decrypt them once their payment demands are met. The hacker was able to gain access to its internal networks, but could not access to the systems it hosts for clients; incidentally,…

BlackBerry announces the launch of BlackBerry Jarvis for self-driving cars, industrial automation and for the healthcare industry

BlackBerry Jarvis is a new cyber security software from BlackBerry which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving vehicles, industrial automation and in the healthcare industry.   Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd has launched Blackberry Jarvis, a new cybersecurity software which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. By targeting its software at this…

Iranian hackers tried to harvest email password from Britain

While earlier the hack was attributed to Russian hackers, The Time has reported citing intelligence assessments that the Iranians were behind the attack. On Saturday, The Times newspaper reported citing intelligence assessment of the incident that Iran had carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year. The news comes at a time…

Computer worm leaves a trail of disruption in its wake across the globe

It is surprising how many world class businesses still use Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, one that is totally outdated, in their core production facilities. The major cyberattack that left a wreck in its wake, including halting the operations of Cadbury’s chocolate plans in Australia, crippling the computers of port operator Maersk, is believed to…

Lloyd’s report underscores the slow burn effect of cyberattacks

While many pages have been written on the direct effect of cyberattacks, Lloyd’s report, prepared with inputs from KPMG and DAC Beachcroft, highlight the slowburn aspect of cyberattacks. On Wednesday, Lloyd’s of London has stated in a report that businesses in Europe have underestimated the “slow-burn” effects of cyberattacks. Business across the European Union need…