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20% of Irish firms hit with ransomware attacks

A fifth of Irish businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks but the majority of firms said they would never pay a ransom, new research has found. The survey, which

Identity Theft

How to understand the human threat through identity management

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘who has access to what’ across your applications and systems? With news of data breaches every other day it seems, this is a common

Software

DHS: Over 300 incidents of ransomware on federal networks since June – FCW.com

There have been 321 incident reports of “ransomware-related activity” affecting 29 different federal networks since June 2015, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The numbers indicate a form of

Identity Theft

Linux security isn’t enough to stop data breaches

There is a difference between the security of an operating system and the security of the data created, which is edited and manipulated by people and saved on the operating

Software

Command Execution Flaw Patched in Trend Micro Products

Trend Micro released patches on Wednesday to address a serious vulnerability affecting several of the company’s products. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered a remote Node.js debugging stub in the

Mobile

Steps to Strengthen iOS Security

FBI has found a way to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help.  As this development confirms there is a vulnerability “in the wild” that Apple

Software

New Bitdefender vaccine for CryptoWall

Anti-virus provider Bitdefender is offering a new freeware product to protect users against CryptoWall, a new family of file-encrypting viruses. Bitdefender says CryptoWall has been around for less than 5

Hardware/Network

Beware: Your Wi-Fi can be hacked, cops warn of cyber theft – Deccan Chronicle

These college students have been illegally using their mobile phones to download Internet and mails free of cost. Chennai: Chennai police and top brass of Chennai telephones are now investigating a

Hardware/Network

Increased cyber attacks mean Internet security jobs on the rise – CCTV-America

It’s a problem that confronts individuals, companies and governments around the world daily: cyber attacks. They’re often aimed at stealing personal information, and they can be costly and harmful to

Mobile

FBI already using its iPhone hack to assist other criminal investigations

Apple’s widely publicized battle with the FBI came to an unceremonious end this week when the DOJ filed a motion seeking to vacate a previous court order that would have