Obviously, ransomware attackers have no scruples. But the latest attacks go to even further extremes, channeling everything from Hitler to cats, as attackers hone their attempts to shake down Windows and Android users alike.
A very advanced and targeted cyber-espionage campaign has been active for five years, and employs stealthy malware that can penetrate air-gapped networks and exfiltrate data using multiple techniques, security researchers warn.
A report on FBI Director James Comey seeking to reopen the debate over creating for law enforcement a bypass to encryption on mobile devices is among the stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.
Do you have $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket and an abiding love of bitcoins? If so, then the U.S. Marshals Service has an offer you can't refuse: Bid on bitcoins seized in some high-profile investigations, including the Silk Road takedown.
The new "No More Ransom" portal is designed to emphasize that police and security firms are doing whatever they can to disrupt ransomware gangs, as well as to help more victims get their data back for free, says Intel Security's Raj Samani.
The Petya ransomware gang says it released 3,500 crypto keys that it stole - along with source code - from rival Chimera ransomware developers. If the keys are legitimate, security firms say they can build decryption tools for Chimera victims.
A new portal - NoMoreRansom.org - aims to help ransomware victims avoid having to pay ransoms to get their data back. Backed by Dutch and EU law enforcement agencies, plus security firms Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security, the site includes the first decryptor for Shade ransomware.
As Democrats gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for president, it's a good time to examine the former secretary of state's positions on cybersecurity and online privacy. Here's where she stands.
How low will ransomware go? New malware - dubbed Ranscam - demands bitcoins to unlock files, but in reality they've already been deleted, researchers warn. As always when it comes to defending against ransomware, preparation pays.
Ransomware is devastating, and current security software doesn't do a great job of stopping it. But researchers say ransomware's behavior - quickly encrypting large volumes of files before users have time to react - could be the key to solving this epidemic.
Google has launched a two-year Chrome trial aimed at safeguarding the Internet against quantum computers, which security experts predict will shred all data safeguarded using current crypto techniques.
In the wake of the Hillary Clinton email controversy, organizations need to be more aware of the risks of unsanctioned "shadow IT" and take appropriate mitigation steps, says security expert Mac McMillan.
A bitter battle flares up in the fiercely competitive endpoint protection products market, and uncovering the real impact over Hillary Clinton's email server. These items highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
More than half of all Android smartphones have a flaw that can be exploited to bypass the devices' full-disk encryption. As a result, law enforcement agencies - or attackers - could access all supposedly encrypted data being stored on vulnerable devices.