Researchers with Microsoft have spotted a spike in Crowti, a ransomware similar to Cryptolocker that encrypts files on victims’ machines and then asks for payment to unlock them.
WASHINGTON - Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.
A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a poll see a likelihood of major damage from a cyber attack in the coming years, according to a Pew Research Center report.
Facebook announced that it has released a host monitoring tool it developed to open source, and that it will increase its Internet Defense Prize payouts to $300,000 in 2015.
The social network is also open sourcing an intrusion detection program touted to be comparable to commercial offerings at a fraction of the cost.
A report released by the California Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday shows that the number of residents affected by data breaches in 2013 increased considerably compared to the previous year.
The Dyreza Trojan is exploiting the recently disclosed CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability in Windows that was first used by the Sandworm attackers.
RSA announced this week that Amit Yoran will take on the role as President and oversee the company’s products, marketing, sales and services.
Art Coviello will remain as RSA Executive Chairman and will work with Yoran to continue driving RSA’s strategic direction, the company said.
In my previous column, I discussed the “So What Factor”, which reminds us that we must know our audience. Many of the people we interact with professionally will not be as enamored by the beauty or elegance of a technical solution as we are. Instead, they will be more concerned with consequences, effects, and results.