Ransomware targets backups: 3 ways to protect your company’s data

Ransomware has run cybersecurity researchers ragged this year, and 2017 isn’t quite finished yet.

Bad Rabbit spreading across Europe just like its namesake

Same problem, different week in the cybersecurity world. A new ransomware called Bad Rabbit is spreading across Europe and a portion of the U.S.

Is wave of new data-destruction ransomware the next NotPetya?

A new type of ransomware is sweeping across the globe, boasting 20 million attacks in a day.

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?