Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say they're not surprised by this development, but note that given the different skills required, such tactics may not become widespread.
Cloud solutions, the mobile workforce, the skills gap - these are among the security impacts that don't get enough attention when discussing digital transformation. David Ryder of Avast Business opens up on these topics.
Instead of proving a flash in the pan, enthusiasm for cryptocurrency has grown - and with it the associated fraud. Cyber criminals were quick to develop malware with the aim of stealing cryptocurrencies, with attackers finding ways to exploit the anonymity offered.
When large-scale data breaches started to proliferate more than a decade ago, security leaders called for end-to-end data encryption. But that approach no longer suffices, says First Data's Tim Horton, who calls for a new multilayered defense.
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.
Facebook has revealed that, once again, it allowed third-party app developers to wrongfully gain access to its customers' private data. The company changed access for about 100 developers after the problem was discovered.
What's the best way to spring your citizens from foreign jail if they've been detained on U.S. hacking charges? That's a question that continues to plague Russia, including in the ongoing case against Aleksey Burkov, who's been charged with being part of a $20 million payment fraud scheme.
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hack into organizations via remote desktop protocol. But some Sodinokibi ransomware-as-a-service affiliates have shifted instead to targeting victims via botnets, saying hackers' use of RDP exploits has grown too common.
Elizabeth Denham, the U.K.'s chief privacy watchdog, is urging police to go slow when it comes to using live facial recognition. She also calls on the government to create a statutory code of practice for police use of the technology.
In the new world of ubiquitous connected devices and myriad cybersecurity alerts, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enable autonomous response - a boon to overworked security teams, says Darktrace's Mariana Pereira.
Cybercriminals are targeting users of Microsoft's Office365 subscription services with phishing campaigns that uses fake voicemail messages in an attempt to steal victims' credentials and other information, according to researchers at the security firm McAfee.