Malware researcher Ivan Kwiatkowski unleashed ransomware on tech-support scammers after his parents stumbled across a site warning they'd been infected by Zeus. Despite the feel-good factor, however, security experts advise against hacking back.
An unparalleled mystery has piqued the security community's curiosity. A group calling itself the "Shadow Brokers" claims to have stolen code and exploits from the Equation Group, a nation-state spying group suspected to be affiliated with the NSA.
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has blamed his company's lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on the rise of ransomware and cyber extortion attacks and a decline in APT campaigns. Experts debunk those assertions.
A new research project called Amnesia tackles the password management problem by not storing full data in any one place where it can be hacked. But does this proposed solution truly offer better password security?
It's easy to look at the payments landscape and see only the flaws. But payment card security has come a long way in the past 10 years, thanks in large part to the PCI Data Security Standard. How will card security be refined in the coming decade?
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.
To facilitate faster decision-making, better cost control and increased transparency, many organizations now task a single executive to oversee all security, privacy and risk functions, says ADP's Roland Cloutier.
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.
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 next president of the United States should establish a cabinet position focused on cybersecurity, and Congress should create a more focused approach to funding and authorizing IT security initiatives, says Larry Clinton, who heads the Internet Security Alliance.
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.