Ransomware is the largest underground cybercriminal business. And like any business, entrepreneurs continue to find new ways to innovate. A Russian hacker has cobbled together a low-end ransomware kit costing just $175, aimed at anyone who seeks a file-encrypting payday.
New York has become the first US state to issue its own set of cybersecurity rules for financial institutions. What is the potential impact on other states, other industry sectors? Paul Bowen of Arbor Networks shares insight.
John Kelly, in his first speech as the U.S. homeland security secretary, says the American government can't combat the cyberthreat without the active collaboration of the private sector. "The government, God knows, can't do it by itself," Kelly says.
Good news for Microsoft Windows users: The Equation Group exploit tools dumped this month by Shadow Brokers don't work against currently supported versions of Windows, largely thanks to patches Microsoft released in March. But who tipped off Microsoft?
Too many businesses assume that the internet will be around forever, but that's faulty thinking and an impractical business practice, says Information Security Forum's Steve Durbin, a featured speaker at Information Security Media Group's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Atlanta this month.
When she first joined the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Maria Ramirez prosecuted street gangs. Now she's cracking down on cyber gangs and is opening her case file to share lessons learned from cases involving business email compromise and ransomware.
Over the past year, fines levied by various regulatory agencies against breached entities have helped to shape and clarify what cybersecurity attorney Joseph Burton calls the cybersecurity standard of care - a standard for reasonable security that courts will turn to when determining liability and fault in the wake of...
An increase in unemployment isn't always a bad sign. It could reflect that more people are entering the workforce and looking for work, but have yet to land jobs. Could that be happening with IT security practitioners?
The recent fix for a zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office appeared more than five months after Microsoft was privately alerted to the flaw, and followed months of it being exploited via in-the-wild attacks. Can Microsoft do better?
Many media outlets have suggested that the recent arrest of a Russian computer programmer ties to the 2016 U.S. presidential election meddling blamed on Russia. But the only source for this supposed connection traces to a Russian propaganda arm that's been blamed for participating in said meddling.
A Texas-based pediatric practice is the latest healthcare entity to report a major data breach following a recent ransomware attack, despite the organization's efforts to mitigate the incident quickly.
Now that President Donald Trump has signed legislation to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's oversight of the way internet service providers sell their customers' information, could other jurisdictions - such as states - step in?
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.
More than 60,000 servers running Microsoft's out-of-support IIS 6.0 server software may be vulnerable to a newly revealed zero-day exploit. No patch will be produced, but a workaround can blunt an attack.