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.
The apparent breach of a system support portal used by Oracle MICROS to remotely access and service MICROS point-of-sale systems has raised more questions than answers. What actually happened? Which data was compromised? And who waged the attack?
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
Colin McKinty of security firm BAE Systems - hired by SWIFT in the wake of the $81 million heist from the Bank of Bangladesh - explains why BAE now believes the malware used in the SWIFT-related attacks is not unique.
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.
Flaws in Qualcomm chipset software used by an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could be exploited to seize control of devices and steal any data they store, warns cybersecurity firm Check Point.
In the wake of the recent hack of the Bitfinex bitcoin exchange, the stability and security of cryptocurrency is again being questioned. In this video interview, cryptocurrency expert Robert Schwentker contends the attack, and others like it, could lead to regulation of cryptocurrencies.
Delta is warning that a power failure lead to system outages, resulting in numerous flight cancellations or delays. As more airline-related processes get computerized, experts are asking why the airline's systems aren't more resilient.
The reported theft of $69 million worth of bitcoins from a Hong Kong-based exchange highlights the continuing challenges around keeping large quantities of digital currency out of the reach of hackers.
Arizona-based Banner Health, which operates 29 hospitals, says it's notifying 3.7 million individuals that their data was exposed in a "sophisticated cyberattack." An initial attack against payment card processing systems apparently opened the door to the attackers accessing healthcare data.