WannaCry attack reveals two troubling ethical lapses

The WannaCry ransomware attack continued to spread this weekend. Authorities in Europe say it’s impacting more than 10,000 organizations and 200,000 people in 150 countries. The malware behind WannaCry was reported to have been stolen from the National Security Agency in April. Cornell University engineering professor Stephen Wicker has briefed the U.S. government on cyber […]

Hollywood hospital cyberattack shows Bitcoin ransoms are modern-day heists

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer network has been down for days following a “ransomware” attack, with hackers demanding millions to bring the network back online. Emin Gun Sirer, a Cornell University computer science professor and world-renowned expert on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, says the attack shows the fragile nature of computer infrastructure. Bio: https://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=egs7   Sirer […]