More hackers are holding data for ransom, demanding everything from bitcoins to the shutdown of nuclear reactors, under the threat of leaking sensitive information. But it's not clear how many such attacks generate revenue for attackers.
Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
Adobe confirms that a zero-day flaw exists in its Flash browser plug-in and promises to soon release Windows, Mac and Linux fixes for affected versions of Flash Player. The vulnerability is reportedly already being targeted by in-the-wild attacks.
The Union Home ministry has formed a five-member panel to devise a roadmap to tackle cybercrime. But do the members have the experience necessary to fulfill the mission? Security experts express reservations.
A tiny Illinois hospital was the target of an extortion scheme in which an anonymous e-mailer threatened to make public patients' information. The incident shows why providers of all sizes need to be prepared to deal with emerging threats.
Except for the leak of celebrities' private data, the "wiper" malware attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment shares "extraordinary" similarities with previous wiper attacks in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, a security researcher finds.
Citadel financial malware has been upgraded to steal master passwords for software designed to securely store lists of usernames and passwords, according to IBM's Trusteer unit. Security experts offer insights on how to respond to the threat.
Security vendor Proofpoint warns that a "malvertising" campaign has been launching ransomware attacks against users of numerous high-profile websites, including search site Yahoo, dating site Match.com, and an AOL real estate site.
Hacking a car remotely might have seemed like science fiction a few years ago. But as cars are added to the "Internet of Things," the industry is ramping up its efforts to address ever-evolving, and realistic, security issues.
India is the world's 4th biggest target of mobile malware, according to a new report, with New Delhi hosting the highest number of SMS attacks sending mobile malware. How can organizations reduce their risks?