Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Medfin, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank that works with healthcare professionals, was hit by an attempted cyber attack on 14 June, the company's chief executive Paul Freeman says.

Chicago-based security firm Trustwave's findings on a new Windows malware family christened GoldenSpy, that it recently said was being embedded in tax payment software that a Chinese bank requires companies to install to do business with it in China, appears to have had a positive effect.

Cyber criminals appear to have used two different Windows ransomware packages — DoppelPaymer and NetWalker — to attack the City of Knoxville in Tennessee and Trinity Metro, a regional transportation authority of the state of Texas, respectively, and, in a familiar ploy, released screenshots of documents stolen from the two organisations.

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