Motherboard

Russian Hackers Are Using Google's Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users
Motherboard
That address was used in 2015 by Fancy Bear to register a domain, according to security firm ThreatConnect. And another domain used in the October attacks exposed by Citizen Lab was also previously linked to Fancy Bear, according to SecureWorks, which ...



Fox Business

How to Register a Domain Name for Your Website
Fox Business
Once you've wisely determined that building a website is an essential part of your business, you need to make another important decision: What's your domain name going to be? You know, it's the [yoursitename].com Web address by which all your ...



ExtremeTech

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch
ExtremeTech
All he had to do in order to neuter WannaCry was register a domain. Like most ransomware, WannaCry is designed to encrypt a user's important files when it gets a foothold on a new system. This attack was more severe than many others as it made use of a ...

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.radio Domain to Launch Soon
Radio World
Within the main launch, the EBU also will run a “landrush” period, in which it says rules to register a domain will be slightly more flexible. Artero said all domains created in this context need to be related to radio but can, for example, comprise ...



The Indian Express

'Dangerous' ransomware campaign roils global computer networks
E&E News
... the threat based on the early action of a malware researcher who inadvertently triggered a "kill switch" in the ransomware's code by paying about $11 to register a domain name that the malware beaconed out to in order to check if it should keep ...
The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week's cyberattack - Microsoft ...The Official Microsoft Blog - Microsoft
Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC - TechNet Blogs - MicrosoftTechNet Blogs - Microsoft
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 - CriticalTechNet - Microsoft

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Economic Times

How the ransomware that took down computers across the world was 'stopped' for just Rs 686
Economic Times
... the world was 'stopped' for just Rs 686. By Agencies | Updated: May 13, 2017, 07.03 PM IST. Post a Comment. The analyst stopped WannaCry ransomeware's spread by spending just Rs 686 to accidentally register a domain name hidden in the malware.

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Use Google Voice to stop those annoying robocalls and texts
Domain Name Wire
You register a domain name. The next day you get inundated with texts for logo services and annoying calls about website development services. You can thank services that sell Whois data for cheap for these annoying calls and texts. One way to cut down ...



May 2017 Update- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
The National Law Review
As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please download our December 2013 Newsletter ...



Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now
Domain Name Wire
A ransomware attack based on an NSA tool spread like wildfire yesterday…until a researcher spent ten bucks to register a domain name. A malware researcher discovered an unregistered domain name in the code of the malware and registered the domain ...



Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware Outbreak Temporarily Stopped By "Accidental Hero"
BleepingComputer
... worldwide from a virulent form of ransomware called Wana Decrypt0r (also referenced as WCry, WannaCry, WannaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r). What MalwareTech did was spend around £10 to register a domain he found in the ransomware's source code.

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