A new piece of ransomware called CoinVault offers to decrypt a single file for free in hopes of encouraging victims to pay the ransom.
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Researchers successfully took down Apple and Samsung mobile phones using NFC hacks during Mobile Pwn2Own, but were not able to complete compromise Windows Phone or Nexus 5 running Android.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published a report identifying by name the first five victims of Stuxnet.
A Windows version of the WireLurker malware has been discovered, and like the Mac OS X version, it too is believed to have been shut down.
Researchers at Palo Alto Networks discovered a new family of Mac OS X malware that was capable of also infecting iOS devices. The command infrastructure supporting WireLurker has been shut down.
Former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff laid out a game plan for enterprise network security, one heavy on risk management and prioritization in the context of current threats and vulnerabilities, and potential consequences.
The new Backoff variant ROM has tweaks that help the malware better evade detection and hinder the analysis process.
Hacking Team joins the choir of critics, including GCHQ and the FBI, rallying against anti-surveillance and privacy advocates, who, they say, aid criminals and terrorists.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab discovered a cache of Windows and Linux plug-ins for the BlackEnergy malware that, in addition to data theft, allow it to target Cisco routers and even destroy hard drives it infects.
The website of Popular Science magazine was found infecting users with malware via the RIG exploit kit.