This week was definitely a lot busier than the previous one. During the past two weeks we have had some interesting ransomware released such as Zenis, which deletes files associated with backups, and AVCrypt that tries to uninstall your security software. We also had a bunch of organizations affected by SamSam.
Precisely two months on the day since the release of its first version, the group behind the Rapid ransomware strain has released v2.0 today.
A new ransomware named AVCrypt has been discovered that tries to uninstall existing security software before it encrypts a computer. Furthermore, as it removes numerous services, including Windows Update, and provides no contact information, this ransomware may be a wiper.
US authorities have charged nine Iranian hackers with cyber-attacks against 144 US universities, 176 universities in 21 foreign countries, and 47 US and foreign companies active in various private sectors.
This Tuesday at an education event in Chicago, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will be unveiling a "low-cost iPad" aimed towards schools and educators.
The United States Congress passed late last night a $1.3 trillion budget spending bill that also contained a piece of legislation that allows internal and foreign law enforcement access to user data stored online without a search warrant or probable cause.
Today's deal is for a lifetime subscription to 14 courses with over 100 hours of training that prepare you a variety of CompTIA certification courses. These courses normally have a combined value of $4,927, but have been discounted 98% to $59 as part of this deal. This bundle comes with a 15 day satisfaction guarantee.
Security researchers from Minerva Labs have discovered a new strain of cryptocurrency-mining malware that uses PowerShell code to obtain fileless execution, and scans and stops the process of other miners that might be running on the same infected host.
The Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia has confirmed today in a press conference that several local government systems are currently down due to a ransomware infection.
Today Opera Software released Opera 52 as the latest stable version of their software. This version includes a faster ad blocker, new tab features, and new animations for error pages.
After becoming a scourge inside browsers, on desktops, and on servers, cryptocurrency-mining malware is now invading the cloud, and it appears to be quite successful.
Every year, the Stack Overflow team polls its userbase on various topics, in what has now become the most anticipated survey on the developer market, mainly because its results are the most accurate indicators of rising/falling programming trends, salary medians, and workforce diversity.
In the span of three days, news broke that high-ranking security at executives at three of the Internet's most important tech firms —Google, Facebook, and Twitter— announced plans to leave their respective companies.
The most recent version of the TrickBot banking trojan now includes a screenlocker component, suggesting the malware's operators might soon start holding victims for ransom if infected targets don't appear to be e-banking users.
Reddit has banned /r/DarkNetMarkets, the site's biggest community dedicated to discussions related to Dark Web marketplaces —sites dedicated to selling illegal products varying from weapons, drugs, malware, data breaches, DDoS services, fraud services, and more.
Google rolled out today new security features for G Suite, its collection of enterprise, cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools.
Purdue University scientists have developed a data protection technique called Reactive Redundancy for Data Destruction (R2D2) that can protect data sitting inside a virtual machine from modern data-wiping malware and even some secure file deletion methods.
Australian authorities have tracked down, arrested, charged, and sentenced a man who hacked a police radio system and interrupted a police chase at the end of August 2017.
A new pay what you want deal is available for 10 courses on how to get started using the Arduino open-source electronics platform. This deal has a combined value of $315, but with the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get all of the courses by beating the average price.