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Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than...

Web exposed MongoDB installs wiped by bitcoin ransoming script scum

Patch or perish Some 2,000 MongoDB installations have been compromised by an attacker demanding administrators pay 0.2 bitcoins (US$206) to have lost data returned. Victor Gevers...

Cerber ransomware menace now targeting databases

Why try to extract pennies from kiddies when there's businesses to be bilked? Criminals behind the massive Cerber ransomware enterprise are now targeting businesses as...

Odds are your office is ill-prepared for network-ransacking ransomware

Cisco cybersecurity report points to dangers ahead Organizations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware, a report by Cisco warns. The networking giant's 2016...

11 essential data security tips for travelers

I travel all over the world for my job, and for my hobbies. Although there are still plenty of places I haven't been, I've...

Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

Enterprise use of encryption saw the largest increase over the past year in over a decade, according to a report released today by the...

3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

The cloud data security issue usually gets lost in the general discussion on cloud security.But there are key differences around securing cloud data that...