Hackers won't bother to hold you hostage using ransomware with your personal home devices because the cost to replace is too low. But vertically scaled infrastructure? That’s a different thing.
Government sites, banks, the postal service, Kiev's airport and the Chernobyl nuclear plant were all hit by the cyberattack.
The Ransomware attack hit over 300,000 computers in 150 countries, but earned hackers just $140,000 in Bitcoin.
Newly found flaw in widely used networking software is yet to be exploited by hackers.
Cybersecurity firm Symantec said a North Korean hacking group was behind the WannaCry cyberattack.
At least 30,000 computers across China were affected.
Security researchers say infected machines are "mining" for a digital currency called Monero.
Americans paid about $325 million in cyber ransom in 2015, and that figure will rise dramatically this year.
The number of ransomware attacks in April leapt 159 percent in one month.
Unless a hospital has planned for an electronic health records lockout and rehearsed how it will respond, patient health could be endangered.
Most hackers avoided Macs not because of technological superiority to Windows but because there wasn’t enough market share to make a profit.