According to a recent report, barely one-third of global organizations feel prepared to handle a modern cyberattack such as malvertising or ransomware. Justin Dolly of Malwarebytes explains how security leaders can step up their game in 2017.
Dolly, who is both CIO and CISO at Malwarebytes, says he is not surprised...
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive: There are more than 4,000 such attacks in the U.S. each day. To battle ransomware and other cyberattack threats, a layered approach to security is always best. But your endpoints are your last line of defense. After all, your data resides on laptops and other mobile devices as well as...
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
Adobe Flash security alert redux: All enterprises should immediately update - or delete - all instances of Flash Player, following reports that a zero-day flaw in the Web browser plug-in is being targeted by the new "ScarCruft" APT group.
First the hackers came for our credit cards. Now they're taking control of our TVs. Witness the latest version of FLocker - for "frantic locker" - which is designed to lock Android devices, including smart TVs.
With advanced persistent threats on the rise many organizations are looking for next-gen endpoint solutions to protect their users and devices. But with the majority of vendors claiming to offer next-gen solutions it can be difficult to separate the 'must have' features from the merely average. Add in confusing and...
Ransomware, regulations, botnets, information sharing and policing strategies were just some of the topics that dominated the "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" hosted by Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.
Attackers have been exploiting JBoss application servers to install remote-control web shells as part of a campaign that targets enterprises with network-hopping SamSam (a.k.a. Samas) ransomware, researchers at Cisco Talos warn.
Healthcare organizations must take several important steps to protect their environments against ransomware attacks, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the security consulting firm CynergisTek. He outlines key measures in this interview.
Multiple hospitals from Hollywood to Germany have been hit recently by ransomware attacks. It's a reminder that no organization is immune to outbreaks of malware that's designed to forcibly encrypt all data stored on PCs and servers.
More malware attacks fueled by Citadel and Reveton are getting attention from federal authorities, which say banking institutions and consumers should be on high alert. What can institutions do to mitigate emerging malware risks?