End users across the enterprise are being targeted because they are the new "weak link" by hackers.
Facebook suspends apps pending 'thorough investigation' following the Cambridge Analytica revelations
GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens
Anthropologists have long explored how inanimate objects and nonhuman entities - like "data" - can take on fantastic, fetishistic, or even magical properties.
With the value of crypto-currencies soaring in recent months, it's not hard to see why cyber-criminals have jumped on the bandwagon.
U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies said the main targets include "government and private-sector organizations," as well as "critical infrastructure" providers.
Some online frauds are so simple to execute it questions why criminals would even consider robbing a bank.
"We would not be reopening our online stores if we did not feel confident that they are a safe place to shop," the company said.
Security researchers uncovered that the malware infects Android models during manufacturing so users receive already infected phones from the box.
The attack on GitHub, which lasted less than an hour, reportedly exploited memcached servers instead of bots.
First detected in January, GandCrab has been deemed one of the most aggressive forms of ransomware this year.
"Whether they are working on behalf of the government or they're doing it on their own accord with plans to sell the information to a third party, we have no idea," Symantec said.
This isn't the first time US federal government has suffered a major data breach affecting military and defense personnel in recent years.
A 37-year-old Welshman has been jailed for 10 months after a court found him guilty of five offences relating to a cyber attack on a former company.
Researchers have described RedDrop as "one of the most sophisticated pieces of Android malware that we have seen in broad distribution".
"This is the first time we have seen a modified Mirai capable of DDOS attacks as well as setting up proxy servers on vulnerable IoT devices," Fortinet researchers said.
The malware has been designed to make the infected system really slow and also shut down any other malware already in the system.
In July 2017, CoinDash lost millions of dollars worth of Ethereum just three minutes into its ICO.
NanoCore came with an array of dubious functions including keylogging that allowed hackers to record every keystroke made and stealthily activate victims' webcams to spy on them.
The intrusion comes as police departments, government organizations and school districts are increasingly targeted by online pranksters and opportunistic hackers.
In 2015 and 2016, the then 15-year-old Kane Gamble attempted to hack the computers of several senior US government officials.
Officials believe the Olympics cyberattack was in retaliation to the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia over the state-sponsored doping scandal.
From North Korean hacking groups to a JPMorgan Chase "technical" glitch affecting multiple online banking customers, here are the top cyber-related news stories of the week.
Multiple irked customers also took to Twitter and Reddit to complain about the glitch that seemed to affect users of both the Chase.com website and the bank's mobile app.
"I'm so impressed with what they've done here," security expert Troy Hunt tweeted.
The spyware steals victims' photos, contacts, call logs and can also spy on conversations when the infected device is within range.