Ransomware is vicious malware that locks users out of their devices or blocks access to files until a sum of money or ransom is paid. Ransomware attacks cause downtime, data loss, possible intellectual property theft, and in particular industries, a ransomware attack is considered a data breach.
DDoS attacks on the horizon as White House cybersecurity report issues recommendations
CloudFlare has warned of another massive botnet that appears to be ramping up and targeting the US West Coast.
Check to see if your Android device has been hit by Gooligan and what to do if it has.
Gooligan malware attack targeting Android devices has infected more than a million Google accounts and growing by 13,000 new users a day. It affects devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and Android 5 (Lollipop), according to Check Point. Read more
The San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency said by Sunday it had contained a ransomware attack that occurred Friday which impacted its internal computer and payment systems. The public transit system is facing new, unsubstantiated claims on Monday however that the group responsible for launching the attack is holding hostage 30GB of the agency’s data.
The big words in malware these days are CryptoLocker and CryptoWall, the two variants of an emerging group of malware known as “ransomware.” That term is a very apt categorization of what this type of malicious software does: it holds your data and files hostage, demanding ransom payment to unlock and regain access to your personal information.
Hackers have stolen login data for more than seven million members of the Minecraft site Lifeboat.
Lifeboat lets members run servers for customized, multiplayer maps for the smartphone edition of Minecraft.
Cisco’s Warren Mercer and Matthew Molyett are warning that software downloaded from sites run by French firm Tuto4PC likely included trojan backdoors. The Borg’s security arm, Talos, thinks some 12 million machines have been infected.
A December breach dismissed as minor at the time has turned ugly for dating-for-narcissists site BeautifulPeople.
Security researcher and architect of HaveIBeenPwned, Troy Hunt, has told Forbes ‘net scum are now offering data from a million BP users for sale.
There were 337,922 crimes against women reported in India in 2014. That’s over 900 crimes a day, or around one every two minutes.
The country’s government hopes to battle this problem with technology. Officials announced on Monday that all mobile phones sold in the country from January 2017 will need to be kitted out with a panic button feature,
Microsoft’s Windows Defender Advanced Threat Hunting team works to track down and identify hacking groups that perpetrate attacks. The focus is on the groups that are the most selective about their targets and that work the hardest to stay undetected. The company
wrote today about one particular group that it has named PLATINUM.