A handful of iPhone, iPad and Mac users, largely confined to Australia, awoke Tuesday to discover their devices had been taken hostage by ransomware.
The percentage of spam in email traffic in April came to 71.1%, which is 7.6 percentage points more than in the March.
The LulzSec hacker-turned-informant known as Sabu avoided any more jail time and was sentenced to time served on Tuesday for his part in leading several of the group’s attacks on high-profile targets. Hector Monsegur walked out of court in New York a free man, thanks to his cooperation with the FBI in identifying and tracking […]
Streaming music service Spotify reported a breach of its systems and data, and said updates will be limited to only its Android application.
The House Science and Technology Committee approved an amendment to the FIRST Act that would sever the NSA's relationship with NIST related to the development of cryptography standards.
Users in a particular rush to find love online are paying dearly as a popular referral service is flooded with spam bots promising to fulfill fantasies at a deceptively low price.
Researchers have discovered a new hybrid Trojan that combines elements of two of the more notorious crimeware strains of the last few years: Zeus and Carberp. It’s not uncommon for malware writers to steal bits and pieces of code from one another, but both Zeus and Carberp were once exclusively private tools, but the source […]
Three federal agencies crucial to critical infrastructure protection will be allowed to continue to voluntarily assess cyber risk, rather than force the development and implementation of additional regulations.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the US indictments of Chinese army officers for hacking, the Blackshades malware arrests, the new IE 8 zero day and the US prospects in the World Cup.
Apple released an update to its Safari web browser that patches 22 vulnerabilities in the Webkit browser engine, including a number of remote code execution and denial of service vulnerabilities.
There are two issues with the way Microsoft’s Outlook application encrypts content on older versions of Android that could expose users’ emails and email attachments.