Tag Archives: ransomware

Hackers can ransomware your fancy digital camera | Mashable

Not even your precious memories are safe from hackers.

That much was made clear at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas, where a security researcher demonstrated just how easy it is to remotely encrypt a digital camera with ransomware. And once that happens, you can say goodbye to all your photos — unless you pay up.

The specific camera in question was a Canon EOS 80D, but, as Eyal Itkin explained to the early Sunday morning crowd of seemingly hungover hackers, it’s likely not the only model vulnerable.

“If you can do something to cameras, you have many potential victims you can affect,” he observed. “Would you pay to get your camera back?”

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‘Vaccine’ created for huge cyber-attack | BBC News

Security researchers have discovered a “vaccine” for the huge cyber-attack that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday.

The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine.

However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers.

Experts are still unsure about the attack’s origins or its real purpose.

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