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Ransomware attacks on the rise, U.S. firms less likely to pay up

Ransomware is on the rise with nearly 50% of businesses across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany reportedly experiencing an attack last year alone, according to a study sponsored by Malwarebytes. The survey included 540 CIOs, CISOs and…

Android continues to be a key target for mobile malware

A new report from web security provider Blue Coat Systems reveals that Google’s Android platform is quickly becoming a key target for mobile cyber attacks. These cyber criminals are fine-tuning their abilities to compromise the OS’ wide range of flavors,…

UK's GCHQ announces a new cyber security institute

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has announced a new academic cyber security institute will open in the UK next month. Partly funded by a £3.8 million ($6.1m) grant from the country’s spy center, the move comes as the government looks…

Car viruses? Intel aims to protect drivers from hackers

As high-technology continues to creep into horseless carriages everywhere, there's one thing we can all count on: abuse of that technology. According to Reuters, Intel's "top hackers" are on the case though, poring over the software which powers the fanciest…