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IT-OT Convergence: Coming to an Industrial Plant Near You

There's been a big divide between IT and OT, but that must end. Here's how to make them come together.

4 Industries Account for Majority of Global Ransomware Attacks

When it comes to 77% of global ransomware attacks, these four industries take the greatest hit, according to a global threat trends report released today.

Macron Targeted by Russian Cyber Spies

France's leading presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign reportedly is being targeted by hackers ties to Russia's military intelligence arm GRU.

A Closer Look at CIA-Linked Malware as Search for Rogue Insider...

Symantec researcher explains the goals behind CIA-linked hacking tools, as the government launches an investigation to discover who gave secret documents to WikiLeaks.

IT Engineer Stole Source Code to Verify Acquisition

Zhengquan Zhang admitted to installing malware on his employer's servers, which he did to research a potential acquisition.

Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme

Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.

Android Geo-Location Spyware Installed By Up To 5 Million Users

SMSVova, disguised itself as a system update app and duped between 1 million and 5 million users into downloading it from the Google Play store.

Machine Learning in Security: 4 Factors to Consider

Key factors to consider before adding machine learning to your security strategy.

Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam

A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.

The Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities

Dangerous flaws in open source components and dependencies lurk within most applications today.

Exploits Targeting Corporate Users Surged Nearly 30% In 2016

At same time, number of attacks targeting software vulnerabilities in systems used by consumers declined over 20%, Kaspersky Lab says in new report.