An arraignment originally scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed for a British cybersecurity researcher who was arrested last week in Las Vegas on charges that, years before he won acclaim for helping to stop a worldwide-ransomware attack, he had created and distributed a malware program to pilfer banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users.Read More »
With an unprecedented ransomware attack against hospitals, universities, businesses and others in large swaths across Europe and Asia, there could hardly be a better time to think about security.Read More »
The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.Read More »
You arrive to work one morning and boot up your computer. Instead of seeing your usual background, an unusual message pops up on your screen. The message tells you that your files have been “locked” and the only way to unlock them is to transfer several hundred dollars’ worth of Bitcoin to the keyholder within a short period, maybe 48 hours.
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