There has been a marked increase in ransomware attacks recently. We take a look at what this means and why backing up your data helps you combat this threat.
Archives - March 2016
It's a tough enough job protecting your home computer, or your business network, against the rising threat of malware and determined hackers... imagine if you were responsible for the security of Britain's nuclear deterrent?
ESET researchers are actively monitoring malware that targets embedded systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points. We call this new threat Linux/Remaiten.
UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has advised banks not to offer compensation to victims of online fraud.
It's one of the creepiest things you can experience on Facebook. You stumble across the profile of "another" user who appears to have stolen the details of your life - lock, stock and barrel. And they are spreading slurs about your character, and befriending your contacts...
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted seven people believed to have coordinated cyberattacks on banks between 2011 and 2013, all with links to the Iranian government.
ESET has discovered a new USB-based data stealer capable of stealthy attacks against air-gapped systems – it is also well-protected against detection and reverse-engineering.
A unique data-stealing trojan has been spotted on USB devices in the wild – and it is different from typical data-stealing malware, reports ESET's Tomáš Gardoň.
The FBI has said it may no longer need Apple’s assistance in opening the locked iPhone belonging to an attacker in December’s San Bernardino, California shooting.
As Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday, we take a look at things from a security point of view with our ‘noticeboard’ feature. Here’s to 10, 20, 30 and many more successful years of tweeting.
Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the threat from Locky, the nuisance of Robocalls and another celeb-related iCloud breach.
More than 30 photos of the celebrities have been posted on Twitter by a hacker who appears to have stolen the pictures from the iCloud account of Styles's mother, Anne.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public service announcement warning drivers that automobiles are “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattacks.
Robocalls: often a scam, usually a nuisance. Do you have to put up with them?
Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims' information, Locky is still targeting many users. Here's what you need to know about this threat.
Encryption is “key” to a more secure future, ProtonMail’s co-founder and CEO Dr. Andy Yen has told We Live Security.
Google has added a new category to its transparency report that serves to keep track of the internet’s encryption efforts.
Bangladesh central bank boss Atiur Rahman has resigned after a $100m cyberheist, but the incident could have been even worse if not for spelling mistake.
Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed.
Ottawa Hospital has confirmed its computer network was hit with ransomware this week. No ransom was paid.