India's Haryana Power Corporation has confirmed that a hacker cryptolocked its billing system, demanding a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The organization says it has refused to pay. The attack is a reminder that the power sector continues to be targeted by hackers.
Five days after a ransomware outbreak crypto-locked city systems, Atlanta has advised its 8,000 employees that they can once again boot their PCs and printers. But information security experts warn that the city's infrastructure still appears to have easily exploitable misconfigurations.
Ransomware isn't an easy area to study. But a team of researchers has calculated the minimum paid by all ransomware victims over a two-year period, and found that nearly 75 percent of the bitcoins attackers received got funneled onto Russia's now-shuttered BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
A security researcher claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's app, called the NaMo app, is vulnerable and has been sharing information about its users, without their permission, to a third party in the United States.
The alleged leader of a cybercrime gang tied to more than $1 billion in losses has been arrested in Alicante, Spain. Authorities say "Denis K." is a Ukrainian national who led a gang that developed Carbanak and Cobalt malware to infect PCs as well as perpetrate ATM jackpotting attacks.
The IT minister of India, where Facebook has 250 million users, is using harsh language to warn the U.S.-based social media company to protect users' privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Meanwhile, some security practitioners say the incident could be a catalyst for tougher privacy laws.
Facebook is facing a new controversy after some users say they've found records of phone calls and text messages in their personal files, but claim they never granted the social networking site permission to collect the data.
The U.K. government concurs with allegations contained in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment, which charges nine Iranians, plus the Mabna Institute, with perpetrating a five-year hacking campaign designed to steal scientific secrets for Iran's military and private industry.
Security experts analyze the potential impact of recently announced changes to the PCI Security Standards Council's Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program that are designed to help smaller merchants prevent breaches.
The notorious "lone hacker" known as "Guccifer 2.0," who claimed credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee and dumping stolen emails, failed to activate a VPN client at least once, revealing an IP address at the headquarters of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, the Daily Beast reports.
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the indictment of nine Iranians alleged to have penetrated systems belonging to hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, government entities and private companies to steal more than 31 terabytes of documents and data.
Ransomware has struck the city of Atlanta and frozen internal and customer-facing applications, hampering residents from paying bills or accessing court information. But the city says it has working backups and expects to pay employees on time.
A group of suspected Chinese cyber espionage actors, dubbed TEMP.Periscope or Leviathan, has re-emerged, targeting the maritime industry as well as others, according to a report from FireEye. Many of those targeted have connections to the South China Sea.
States will not have the full range of much-needed cybersecurity practices and equipment in place for this year's U.S. midterm elections. But efforts underway might deliver many much-needed improvements in time for the 2020 elections, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tells a Senate committee.
Multinational semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices has confirmed that there are 13 flaws in some of its chipsets that could be exploited to manipulate chip firmware for malicious purposes. AMD plans to provide fixes in the form of firmware updates that it claims should not affect system performance.