malware

  • How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them Crunch Network

    How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them

    Say what you will about the thieves who ply their trade in the digital realm, you can’t deny they put in a hard day’s work. After all, according to Verizon’s just-released 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed an astounding 100,000 digital security incidents last year, these crooks continue to succeed at stealing corporate and personal data and records by… Read More

  • Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

    Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

    “If you can’t beat them, join them” may not sound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligence-powered brain that essentially does just that, and it has taken off — raising $100 million in a Series D round of funding and catapulting itself into the so-called ‘unicorn’ club… Read More

  • The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime Crunch Network

    The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

    Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for cybercriminals to swindle huge amounts of money from an industry that is worth nearly $100 billion. And what’s worrisome… Read More

  • How do you outsmart malware? Crunch Network

    How do you outsmart malware?

    The growth of data breaches in recent months and years is in large part because of the new generation of smart malware being developed on a daily basis. Malicious actors are constantly taking advantage of technological innovations and breakthroughs to devise new ways to flood the Internet with new malware that circumvent security tools, propagate within networks and siphon critical data for… Read More

  • How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges Crunch Network

    How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges

    In the ever-shifting landscape of cyberthreats and attacks, having access to timely information and intelligence is vital and can make a big difference in protecting organizations and firms against data breaches and security incidents. Malicious actors are getting organized, growing smarter and becoming more sophisticated, which effectively makes traditional defense methods and tools… Read More

  • How to deal with the rising threat of ransomware Crunch Network

    How to deal with the rising threat of ransomware

    Of all the money-making schemes hackers employ, the most prevalent is perhaps ransomware, a malware that is usually delivered through infected email attachments and hacked websites or websites featuring ads. Ransomware encrypts files on a user’s computer and renders them unusable until the victim ransoms the key for a specific amount of money. Read More

  • Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

    Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

    Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your personal computer so you can no longer access it. Afterwards, the hackers request that you pay them in a hard-to-trace digital currency – in this case, bitcoin – in order for you to… Read More

  • LA Hospital Servers Shut Down By Ransomware

    LA Hospital Servers Shut Down By Ransomware

    In what should be the best recommendation for backups ever in the history of computing a Los Angeles hospital has been struck by ransomware and cannot access patient records, x-rays, and other important data. Hackers are using the ransomware, which encrypts all the files on a network, to hold all of the hospital data hostage and they are asking for about $3.6 million in bitcoin to release… Read More

  • Security Startup Malwarebytes Raises Another $50M From Fidelity

    Security Startup Malwarebytes Raises Another $50M From Fidelity

    Malwarebytes, a security company that started when its cofounder was still a teenager fixing his parents’ infected computer, has come a long way from its bootstrapped roots. Today the startup’s software is used by millions of consumers and some 70,000 businesses to protect from and clean up computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and more. And now, to grow further, it is… Read More