The majority of American citizens believe that they are pervasively monitored and that their data is regularly collected and used in concerning ways that they cannot control and don’t fully understand, according to a new Pew Research Center study. The report, based on a nationally representative panel of randomly selected US adults, shows that 62%…

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare organizations, with attacks using Trojan malware climbing by 82% between the second and third quarters of this year. Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations jumped 60% in the first nine months of the year, compared to all of 2018, according to a report published this week by…

Fears of data loss, identity theft and fraud are leaving American consumers on edge this holiday season, and they’re prepared to hold their financial institution responsible for the damages. This is according to a new study released by Terbium Labs, which found that 68 percent of shoppers would hold their bank at least partly responsible…

Enterprises are slow to abandon manual processes, despite being short staffed, as the lack of automation, coupled with increasing network complexity risk and lack of visibility contribute to costly misconfigurations and increased risk, a FireMon report reveals. The report features feedback from nearly 600 respondents, including 20% from the executive ranks, detailing ongoing firewall operations…

Cybercriminals appear to have finally figured out a way to launch highly effective distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks using TCP amplification — something most attackers have typically avoided under the assumption it cannot be done efficiently. Security vendor Radware this week said its researchers over the past 30 days have observed multiple criminal campaigns involving the…

Companies spend big to defend their networks and assets from cyber threats. Kaspersky Labs has found security budgets within enterprises average around $9 million per year. On top of that, data breaches cost companies millions of dollars. Yet, cheap, relatively easy-to-use off-the-shelf hacking tools make the barrier to entry for cybercriminals incredibly low. Cyber attacks…