Ransomware articles

Ransomware attack hits luxury hotel's keycard system

If you’re in any doubt as to the rising popularity of ransomware, here’s today’s second piece of news related to the malicious software: It’s been reported that the malware was used to prevent guests accessing their rooms at a luxury hotel…

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…