How to prevent global threat ransomware ‘Wanna Cry’ from making you cry

On May 12, a ransomware attack swept the globe by force, infecting 230,000 computers across more than 150 countries.

Hackers lock guests out of hotel: IoT and ransomware combine

The worlds of ransomware and the Internet of Things (IoT) came to a head recently when an Austrian hotel received an unusual demand: Pay up, or your guests will be locked out of their rooms. 

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. 

The top 10 IT Manager Daily stories of 2016

From monumental security breaches to product announcements, 2016 has been a big year for technology and those who manage it. So which stories were you and your peers most interested in? 

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. 

Ransomware-as-a-Service takes skill out of cyberattacks

It no longer takes the best and brightest hackers to bring down a company. In fact, these days almost anyone motivated enough can do it.

2 ways CryptXXX is sneaking onto computers

Ransomware has many ways of being delivered to systems. CryptXXX, a particularly vile strain with a $500 unlock fee, has two methods that put many users at risk – and you’ll want to look out for both.

Where companies see ransomware going

Since 2014, the number of companies hit by ransomware has reportedly doubled. Yet many aren’t taking the right steps to protect themselves.

2 cases perfectly illustrate the problems with ransomware

Two separate pieces of ransomware news have trickled in recently. One is good news, and the other provides a big wake-up call for companies.

Critical ransomware cracked … for free

Things were looking pretty bleak for those who were infected by Petya ransomware. But an anonymous infosec pro has come up with a way to defeat the ransomware that prevented computers from booting up.