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Threats - Article Archives - Page 16

TopSpin Makes Intelligent Deception a Hacker's Worst Nightmare

March 14, 2017 |

Setting a trap using deceptive techniques may just snare many a hacker.

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One-Third of Ransomware Victims End Up Paying the Ransom

March 13, 2017 |

Another 54 percent refuse to pay but are able to recover their data anyway, a recent survey found.

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Russian Hackers Hit U.S. Progressive Organizations

March 07, 2017 |

The organizations have been targeted with ransom demands ranging from $30,000 to $150,000.

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How Much Is a Google Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Worth?

March 06, 2017 |

Google is increasing the amount it pays for RCE vulnerabilities by 57 percent, and payouts for other security flaws are rising as well.

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Over 153,000 Users Were Hit by Mobile Ransomware in 2016

March 03, 2017 |

Last year saw a volume of mobile malware equivalent to half of all the malware detected over the previous 11 years, according to a recent report.

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Common Types of Ransomware

March 02, 2017 |

Ransomware is getting more sophisticated all the time, so prevention is key to avoid paying the ransom or losing data.

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Fully 84 Percent of Hackers Leverage Social Engineering in Cyber Attacks

February 28, 2017 |

And 50 percent change their attack methodologies with every target, a recent survey found.

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950,000 Coachella User Accounts Being Sold Online

February 23, 2017 |

Email addresses, user names and hashed passwords are being offered for sale for $300.

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Ransomware Dips but Remains 'Evolving Menace'

February 21, 2017 |

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

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Verizon Presents Technical Breach Information in a New Way with Breach Digest

February 21, 2017 |

VIDEO: Bryan Sartin, Managing Director of the Verizon RISK Team detailS some of the highlights of the report and the broader VERIS methodology for detailing data breaches.

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RSA Conference: Lessons from a Billion Breached Data Records

February 17, 2017 |

Legendary breach reporter Troy Hunt details some of things he has learned  from working with more than a billion publicly dumped records.

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RSA Conference Wi-Fi Users Under Attack

February 15, 2017 |

VIDEO: Pwnie Express finds multiple rogue access points on the show floor that are actively attempting to trick users with an EvilAP attack

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Over 75 Percent of Ransomware Comes from Russian Speakers

February 15, 2017 |

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

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RSA Conference Cryptographers Panel: We're Doing Everything Wrong

February 14, 2017 |

RSA Conference cryptographers panel laments current internet security, as both the internet and many of the security measures to secure it are broken.

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HackerOne Raises $40M to Grow Bug Bounty Business

February 08, 2017 |

Total funding to date stands at $74M as demand for third party vulnerabilities services continues to expand.

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

February 07, 2017 |

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.

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Hackers Disable Door Locks at Four-Star Hotel, Demand Ransom

February 02, 2017 |

The hackers demanded 2 Bitcoins in payment to return control of the systems back to the hotel -- and the hotel says it had no choice but to pay.

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Hacker Compromises 2.5 Million Xbox 360, PSP ISO Forum Accounts

February 01, 2017 |

Email addresses, passwords and IP addresses were exposed.

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How to Stop Ransomware

January 31, 2017 |

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

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Ransomware App Found in Google Play Store

January 30, 2017 |

The app demanded 0.2 Bitcoins in payment from infected users.

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