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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Since 2014, the number of companies hit by ransomware has reportedly doubled. Yet many aren’t taking the right steps to protect themselves.
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.
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.
Much of the conversation on ransomware revolves around what happens after an attack is successful. But there are actually ways you can prevent it in the first place. A good first step: Patch these four known vulnerabilities immediately.