Guest networks are open invitation for WannaCry and similar attacks

You might be sick of hearing about this summer’s blockbuster ransomware hit WannaCry and all of its horrible sequels, but hackers aren’t getting tired of locking up your system and files. And if you thought you’re safe because you aren’t running Windows OS, you’re wrong.

WannaCry’s ransomware brother is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

July started off with a different sort of bang as a more sinister and quieter ransomware began infecting systems worldwide.

Interop ITX coverage: How to stop ransomware in its tracks

The first panel we attended at this year’s Interop ITX conference at the MGM in Las Vegas was “Ransomware: How To Stop It In Its Tracks & Respond When You Can’t,” and it was standing room only – an immediate good sign.

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.