New computer ransomware attack needs attention

Some of the companies impacted included international pharmaceutical giant Merck, global law firm DLA Piper, global shipping company Maersk, and a number of Ukrainian governmental agencies. This new strain of ransomware — apparently a variation of the “Petya” strain of ransomware — utilizes the same exploit as WannaCry, which was the ransomware used in a…

Microsoft reveals two big ways to stop ransomware attacks

Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith has two requests that could cut down on ransomware. More Microsoft (MSFT) has had quite enough of ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya. But if the company is going to get a handle on the problem, it needs the help of customers, businesses and governments around the globe. When it comes to…