IT Security News

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Phishing attack goes after Gmail users: What you need to know

Most phishing attacks are fairly simple. They often send an attachment or malicious link and try to get users to give up sensitive information. But this one works a bit differently. 

California makes ransomware a crime

The law is notoriously slow to react to cybercrime, but California has recently become the second state to put ransomware-specific legislation on the books. 

Malware discovered on 26 Android devices

Even if your users careful about not picking up malware, they could still be infected. That’s because many attackers are loading the devices with viruses and spyware before users even power them on for the first time. 

Fallout from the Yahoo hack: 4 things it means for you

A Yahoo security breach has affected more than 1 billion accounts. This is an almost inconceivable security incident, easily surpassing the 500 million user breach Yahoo admitted to earlier this year. So chances are you or at least some of your users have been victims of the attack. Here’s what you need to know. 

The phishing attack your users will fall for next

Phishers are smart. They know what attacks work, and how to press the right buttons that get users to open their messages. 

Sick tactic is the latest tool in ransomware

The rise of ransomware-as-a-service was seen as one of the easiest ways to spread malware far and wide. But a new tactic takes this idea a step further, bringing victims in as accomplices in a modern pyramid scheme. 

3 ransomware developments you need to know about

All ransomware is basically the same, right? Wrong. The means by which the malicious files wind up infecting computers and the fallout can vary wildly – and if you’re not up on the latest trends, you could be the next to fall victim. 

Companies less sure of their ability to assess risks

A new study shows that companies are concerned about their risk assessment capabilities.  

Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Annual study highlights biggest cloud concerns

Opinions and attitudes about the cloud are changing constantly. And while most companies are accepting of it as a useful tool, there still are those who have fears and concerns.