With ransomware attackers having already launched attack code with themes ranging from horror movies and Pokemon to Hitler to cats, it was only a matter of time before they decided to beam Star Trek's Kirk and Spock direct to would-be victims' PCs.
With apologies to Troy Hunt, the last thing you want to see in the morning as you're having your first cup of coffee and scanning the interwebz for cat videos is a notice from his "Have I Been Pwned" breach-alert service.
As effective as ransomware has proven to be in attacks against so many organizations across regions and sectors, certain characteristics actually can help defenders gain an edge in detecting malware. Lastline's Engin Kirda explains how.
Hackers have been targeting the likes of AOL and Yahoo, in part, because a certain generation of users - including many senior U.S. officials - continue to use the services to send and store state secrets. Let's make sure future generations don't make similar mistakes.
FireEye's Mandiant investigative unit is seeing a revival in tried-and-true hacking techniques, ranging from social engineering to the snatching of OAuth tokens. Why are these old techniques still working?
U.S. prosecutors are expected to soon issue indictments charging four individuals with launching hack attacks against Yahoo, Bloomberg reports. But it's unclear to which of the two massive Yahoo breaches the charges might relate.
FBI Director James Comey worries about data corruption, and he's focused on hackers altering data. But if government leaders feed false information into computer systems, what should IT and IT security practitioners do to protect data integrity?
Confide, an encrypted messaging application, received a surge of attention after White House officials began using it for leaks. But a teardown of the app by two security firms revealed a raft of serious security issues.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account while governor of Indiana to conduct official business, and his account was hacked. Live by the private email account, die by the private email account?
Déjà vu "smart toy" information security fail: Spiral Toys, maker of internet-connected CloudPets, is under fire for exposing 821,000 user records online - now being ransomed - as well as links to 2.2 million parents' and children's voice recordings.
The agency that enforces HIPAA is urging healthcare organizations and their business associates to ramp up their efforts to share information on cyber threats as part of a broader effort to develop more mature information security programs.
New ransomware circulating via BitTorrent is disguised as software that purports to allow Mac users to crack popular Adobe and Microsoft applications. Separately, new ransomware calling itself Trump Locker appears to be the previously spotted VenusLocker ransomware in disguise.
Every year, information security professionals flock to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the debut of "Trumpcryption" to cybersecurity's "greatest hits" set to hip-hop violin, here are some of the 2017 event's highlights.
Vishal Salvi is a security leader who has worked in business, left to be a consultant, and now returned to business again. What new perspectives does he bring to his role as CISO at IT services firm Infosys?