The end of last year saw a significant uptick in incidents where system administrators were denied access to their technology until they paid hackers ransom.
According to CNN, the Obama administration is "preparing to publicly attribute a 2013 cyber attack against a New York dam to Iranian hackers." According to that same report, the Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the attackers and an announcement of such is expected this week. In that attack, the hackers weren't able to move beyond back office systems to the dam's operational systems, fortunately. But there's no denying that the IoT is swiftly opening doors for hackers to create harm in the real world.
Hackers are targeting and exploiting vulnerabilities in antivirus products from top vendors such as Kaspersky Lab, ESET, Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes and Intel Security (McAfee), according to a new report at InfoWorld.
Dell PCs are shipping with more than one self-signed root certificate that comes complete with their corresponding private key, according to a new report on Computerworld.
As more companies look to Internet of Things devices and platforms to improve efficiency and reduce costs, cybercriminals are looking at IoT as a lucrative attack vector. In fact, the number of times hackers have probed for IoT vulnerability soared a staggering 458 percent, according to a new cybersecurity report AT&T released Thursday.
Would your IT manager become a hacker for $2,000 or less? Maybe.
Last year, we had a roundup of the longest prison sentences for hackers. This year we decided to document the newest jailbirds while calling attention to the hackers who got their sentences reduced or cut altogether. Here's the latest class of hackers in chains.
The top news stories for April 21, 2015.
Don't worry. The word "password" is not the most popular password out there. People are apparently catching on that passwords need to be stronger. So most opt for … wait for it … "123456."
The FBI has been kept plenty busy investigating large-scale and wide-spread data breaches, and is responding by recruiting a new elite corps of FBI cyber special agents.