A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee’s “extensive history” of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found. The audit, carried o
It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almos
The U.S. government has issued sanctions against a North Korean individual and an entity over historical cyberattacks, which wreaked billions of dollars in damages. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury n
A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the ha
More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U
Boeing has reportedly been struck in a major way by Wannacry, the ransomware that spread like wildfire last year. The Seattle Times obtained a memo from Mike VanderWel, of the company's commercial air
Europe-based cloud storage startup Tresorit which mainly focuses on selling to small to medium size businesses has added a file restore feature to its e2e encrypted cloud storage platform which it's
The UK government has directly accused Russia of being behind the so called NotPetya ransomware attack last year -- which quickly spread around the globe, including affecting businesses in Spain, Fra
On Tuesday, reports surfaced that a new kind of malware was spreading around Europe. The apparent ransomware which researchers are calling Bad Rabbit bubbled up in Russia and Ukraine and appears to al
The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Kaspersky Labs' quarterly report suggests that the trend is likely here
A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwarete
It's already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacks and now cybersecurity startup Corelight has bagged a $9.2 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners.
#NotPetya can’t wipe what isn’t there.
A new report examining the targets and intended effects of this week's massive malware attack comes up with some significant insights. The attack, initially believed to be a variation of commercial ma
Today Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California wrote to the NSA in an appeal for the agency to do anything in its power to stop the spread of the global ransomware (or potentially just disguised
The description of the Petya infections hitting computers worldwide as "ransomware" may be a misnomer, security analysts suggest. The malicious software's code and other evidence indicate that the pro
Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn't r
A month after the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed connected systems worldwide, a new threat appears to be spreading quickly. As reports emerge, today's attack paints a picture of businesses and g
The fallout from the WannaCrypt ransomware attack which quickly spread to multiple countries and systems last Friday continues to cause consternation around the world. And raises questions over govern
The WannaCry ransomware sweeping the world hasn't stopped its progress, but quick action by cybersecurity professionals has at least partially limited the damage it does as it goes.