It’s hard to tell any company what to do when it’s in a no-win situation where its data is being held ransom by hackers. Even though the smartest approach might be to stay strong and not cave to the pressure, when it’s your information at stake, it’s tough to take the moral stand.
The ransomware that started the craze, Cryptolocker, may be effectively neutralized after two security companies have found a way to unlock encrypted files.
When a group of government agencies shut down the Gameover Zeus trojan last month, they warned others could take its place. Sure enough, it looks like that is happening now, putting users at risk.
Two nasty strains of malware are getting out of hand. But thanks to law enforcement, you have a small window of opportunity to protect yourself from GameoverZeus and Cryptolocker before they come roaring back.
When hackers steal data, it’s a crap shoot. Maybe they’ll find valuable information they can sell to an interested party, but they may not get good info or have interested customers. So to get around that, a new trend is taking place – one that’s an easy payday for them, and a nightmare for IT and your […]
IT pros have to master a variety of skills. But one that you definitely didn’t sign up for is hostage negotiations. Unfortunately, it looks like that might be yet another task thrown at you.
Heads up: Three insidious malware programs could wreak havoc on your systems if you or your users aren’t ready for them.
It’s December, which means it’s the time to look back on the year’s best-of lists, top news stories … and yes, even malware attacks and security threats.