AuthorRobert Lemos Contributing Writer

Texas Towns Recover, But Local Governments Have Little Hope For Respite from Ransomware

Their struggles underscore the difficulties for small towns in dealing with cyberattacks.

State-Sponsored Cyberattacks Target Medical Research

Cancer research is a particular target among Chinese espionage groups, says security firm FireEye.

Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack

The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 23 different towns statewide.

Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard

Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes.

Attackers Try to Evade Defenses with Smaller DDoS Floods, Probes

Cybercriminals are initiating more attacks using low-bandwidth techniques, but the tactics expand the gray area between DDoS attacks and popular methods of mass scanning.

More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate

Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.

Significant Vulnerabilities Found in 6 Common Printer Brands

In a half-year project, two researchers tested six of the top enterprise printer brands and found vulnerabilities in every device, some of which allow remote execution.

North Korean Cyber Ops Reportedly Stole $2B to Fund Weapons Programs

Unlike many nations, North Korea often engages in cyber operations to generate much-needed cash for the country's coffers. In that respect, its hackers have been extremely successful.

US Air Force Bug Bounty Program Nets 54 Flaws for $123,000

The Air Force brought together 50 vetted hackers to find the vulnerabilities in the latest bug-bounty program hosted by a branch of the US military.

Cisco Pays $8.6M in First False Claims Suit for Vulnerabilities in Security Product

A security consultant reported vulnerabilities in Cisco's Video Surveillance Manager in 2009 - but the company ignored the issues and fired the consultant.