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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…

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…