Good news for many victims of WannaCry: Free tools developed by a trio of French security researchers can be used to decrypt some PCs that were forcibly encrypted by the ransomware, if the prime numbers used to build the crypto keys remain in Windows memory.
WannaCry ransomware victims who haven't backed up their files have a tough choice: take a risk paying the ransom or just accept the loss. But there's a slim glimmer of hope: French researchers have figured out a way to decrypt files without paying, although their tools won't work for everyone.
The cybersecurity epitaph of the fired FBI director could read: "He showed courage to take on Apple." Comey publicly battled Apple CEO Tim Cook over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, becoming the face of the proponents who seek ways to bypass encryption on mobile devices.
Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking London-based telecommunications giant TalkTalk in 2015. Police say one of the men boasted in social media account chats about wiping and encrypting his hard drives, as well as taking part in the hack attack.
The best approach to building a security policy is by using a comprehensive, layered approach that covers all threats (both new and known). This policy needs to leverage real-time threat intelligence by addressing all threat vectors and all platform types as workloads migrate from physical to virtual to...
The drop in value of stolen payment cards caused cyber criminals to adopt new tools, foremost among them ransomware. Having already caused a financial drain of $209,000,000 in just one quarter, organizations of all sizes are at risk.
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Intercontinental Hotels Group says that in addition to 12 hotels that it directly manages suffering a point-of-sale malware outbreak that began in 2016, 1,200 IHG-branded franchise hotel locations in the United States were also affected.
An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's call for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, a preview of ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in San Francisco.
Following last week's Westminster attack in London, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd is demanding that police and intelligence agencies be given on-demand access to end-to-end encrypted communications services such as WhatsApp.
Although developed as a core technology underlying the infamous bitcoin, the blockchain ledger mechanism is proving to have a multitude of potential use cases, from IoT micropayments to capital market trading, retail banking and even voting. The bitcoin blockchain is, in effect, a distributed ledger, shared with...
Secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) have become an integral part of the internet, and adoption rates have skyrocketed. More than 45% of websites are encrypted today (up from 30% in October 2015) and 40-50% of enterprise traffic is encrypted, compared to just 25%-35% in 2013. This growth...
A man who allegedly used a smartphone with a Tor proxy and VPN client to hide his online activities has been arrested and charged with narcotics distribution after U.S. Postal Service employees spotted him mailing large numbers of envelopes while wearing latex gloves.
A new release from WikiLeaks - of what's alleged to be classified material from the CIA - has seemingly exposed some of the agency's most sensitive hacking projects and malware capabilities. Technology experts are scrambling to assess the impact, as well as WikiLeaks' claims.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning in May 2018, will affect organizations throughout the world because it applies to any company that handles Europeans' personal data, says Fred Kost of HyTrust.