All the latest blog posts from the most relevant cyber security companies in the business.

The percentage of companies reporting financially motivated cyber attacks has doubled over the past two years, with 50% of companies experiencing a cyber attack motivated by ransom in the past year, according to Radware. As the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has appreciated, ransom attacks provide an opportunity for hackers to cash out for…

Throughout my career, I have seen first-hand the real world impacts that a breach in cyber security can have on customers, businesses and communities. With cyber attacks growing in number and sophistication, today security is a requirement of “doing business”, however, many companies and organizations lack the knowledge and resources to secure their platforms, products…

Apple and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are also facing class action lawsuits following the disclosure of critical CPU vulnerabilities that affect billions of devices. The Meltdown and Spectre attack methods, which rely on vulnerabilities that have been around for roughly two decades, allow malicious applications to bypass memory isolation mechanisms and access passwords, photos, documents, emails, and…

Researchers routinely discover a variety of malicious apps on Google Play, some of which have been downloaded and installed on millions of devices worldwide. Here’s what infosec experts think about the security of Google Play, what they think Google should do better, and what users can do in order to protect themselves from malicious apps…

New Mexico man pleads guilty to directing cyberattacks against his prior employers, business competitors, and law enforcement agencies. John Kelsey Gammell has pleaded guilty to engaging in, and directing, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites of former employers, business competitors, and public services including law enforcement and courts, the US Department of Justice reported this…

My fellow 90s gamers will remember LAN parties — the original connected gaming — and playing Counter-Strike and Half-Life in Internet cafés. For many, Counter-Strike was our introduction to multiplayer gaming. Then, in the early 2000s, a game called World of Warcraft changed everything. I had never seen so many people on the same server before! It was a new world,…

2017 was a record-setting year in the fight against cybercrime. Based on analysis of real world cybercrime attacks, ThreatMetrix confirmed a 100 percent increase in volume of attacks over the last two years. The good news is that record numbers of these attacks are thwarted by organizations investing in innovative, digital-first strategies to protect consumers facing downstream attacks…

In 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) devices rose to prominence as attackers have continued to target and use them to support various cyberattacks. IoT devices are almost the perfect target for cyberthieves. They sit on internal networks, have their own IP address, and allow communication with other internet connected devices and systems. Their ubiquity and large numbers…