Ransomware Dips but Remains 'Evolving Menace'

Microsoft detects a drop in ransomware encounters toward the end of 2016 but warns against growing complacent.

Over 75 Percent of Ransomware Comes from Russian Speakers

More than 1,445,000 users were hit by ransomware in 2016, according to a recent report.

Threat Surge: 2016 Saw 167 Times as Much Ransomware as 2015

Reasons for the surge include the rise of ransomware as a service, easier access in the underground market, and the low cost of conducting an attack.

How to Stop Ransomware

Ransomware is a fast-growing security threat. Here's how to prevent it - or get rid of it if you have it.

Ransomware App Found in Google Play Store

The app demanded 0.2 Bitcoins in payment from infected users.

Ongoing Shamoon Malware Attacks Linked to Greenbug Cyber Espionage Group

The attacks continued to hit organizations in Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

New California Law: Deploy Ransomware, Face Four Years in Prison

The law went into effect on January 1, 2017.

Researchers Demo Citywide Bricking Attack via IoT Malware

The proof-of-concept worm could jump from one smart bulb to another via ZigBee wireless connectivity.

FBI Urges Ransomware Victims to Report Attacks

Doing so, the FBI stated, 'provides law enforcement with a greater understanding of the threat.'

U.S. Small Businesses Lose $75 Billion a Year to Ransomware

Downtime resulting from ransomware attacks can cost companies more than $8,500 an hour, a recent survey found.

Mac Malware Part of Worsening Security Picture

While Mac malware is not as big of a problem as attacks meant for Windows, hackers are targeting Apple operating systems more than ever before.

How to Hide Malware with a Digitally Signed Executable

Deep Instinct reveals flaw that could potentially enable a security certificate bypass in Microsoft applications.

88 Percent of All Ransomware Targets the Healthcare Sector

The education sector comes second at 6 percent, according to a recent report.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Publishes New Guidance on Ransomware

'Organizations need to take steps to safeguard their data from ransomware attacks,' says Office for Civil Rights director Jocelyn Samuels.

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Millions of Microsoft Office 365 Users

Approximately 57 percent of all organizations using Office 365 were hit by the attack.

BluVector Takes Aim at Security Bug Hunting

[VIDEO] Former top IBM security exec, Kris Lovejoy, now president of BluVector by Acuity discusses what her new firm's tech is all about.

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Shuts Down, Releases Master Key

ESET has made a free decryption tool available to those affected.

SWIFT Acknowledges Major Malware Attack on Second Bank

The attack is 'part of a wider and highly adaptive campaign targeting banks,' according to SWIFT.

Michigan Utility, German Nuclear Plant Infected with Malware

The system used to monitor fuel rods at the nuclear plant was infected with several viruses, and the utility was hit by a ransomware attack.

IBM Researchers Warn of New GozNym Banking Trojan

The malware has already been used to steal $4 million from banks in the U.S. and Canada.

Four Hospitals Infected with Ransomware

Despite what Kentucky Methodist Hospital described as an 'internal state of emergency,' none of the hospitals paid the ransoms demanded.

Major Ransomware Campaign Hits Leading Websites Including MSN, BBC, AOL

Tens of thousands of users may have been infected in a matter of hours.

New KeRanger Ransomware Targets Mac OS X

The malware was signed with a valid Mac app development certificate.