Ransomware attacks have been gaining currency among hackers in recent years as a preferred method of extortion.
Last month, at least three Florida towns and cities fell victim to similar incidents and decided to pay more than $1 million to hackers to restore their systems. It remains unknown if the attacks are linked.
City officials confirmed the FBI and DHS have been notified of the cyberattack.
Starting by targeting software in Ukraine, the ransomware NotPetya spread internationally, and the British government thinks the Russian military was behind it.
Bad Rabbit is spreading "in a worm-like fashion" between computers.
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.
Petya was only masquerading as ransomware. Its real function was to destroy victims' data.
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.
New "sophisticated" malware-as-a-service and ransomware-as-a-service attacks known as MacSpy and MacRansom allow anyone to pay to carry out an attack.
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.
A new attack called EternalRocks is beginning to spread making use of some of the same NSA exploits used in the WannaCry ransomware attack.
The hardest truth about this series of attacks is that it could have been prevented by patching and keeping core software and technology systems up to date.
Proposed bill would require the NSA to inform other government agencies about security holes it finds in software.
At least 30,000 computers across China were affected.
Security researchers say infected machines are "mining" for a digital currency called Monero.
The self-taught computer expert triggered a "kill switch" that stopped the hack in its tracks.