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Trend Micro: Ransomware is now targeting smart TVs

Ransomware is quickly becoming a favorite tool among financially-motivated hackers as it offers the opportunity for a quick payout without the risks associated with identity theft. But as security researchers work to improve defenses, cyber attackers are also busy looking…

Most popular stories of 2015: Security (blunders)

As the year comes to a close we’re taking a look back at some of the events that shaped the tech landscape in twenty-fifteen. When it comes to security we saw a fair share of controversies and security blunders with…

NSA-themed ransomware leverages public concern over privacy

A variant of ransomware making the rounds aims to leverage the public’s increasing concern with regard to the NSA’s recently declassified PRISM surveillance program. Upon infection, the ransomware will lock down a computer’s web browser and display a warning message…

New malware freezes computer until ransom is paid

The latest trend in malware doesn’t just flood your computer with annoying advertising or attempt to steal your banking information. Instead, it quite literally locks a system down and prevents the user from doing anything on it unless a ransom…