Are Mac And Linux Users Safe From Ransomware?

On Track.co.uk Michael Nuncic 28 February 2018 2016 was the year of ransomware – 146 new strains of this destructive malware were discovered, which earned cybercriminals an estimated worldwide profit of around one billion dollars in 2016. By contrast, in 2015 only 29...

What Is A Botnet & How Does It Work?

From: PwnieExpress.com 2/27/18 When thinking about a botnet, it’s helpful to visualize it as an army of connected devices. The army comparison works here because botnets are a collection of individual devices working together as a single unit. It’s a little more...

Supreme Court Won’t Review CareFirst Data Breach Case

Bank Info Security Marianne Kolbasuk McGee HealthInfoSec • February 20, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a data breach case that would have been the first of its kind to be reviewed by the high court. The class action lawsuit against CareFirst Blue...

The economic impact of cybercrime? Almost $600 billion

 Help Net Security February 23, 2018 Cybercrime costs businesses close to $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, which is up from a 2014 study that put global losses at about $445 billion, according to a report by McAfee, in partnership with the Center for...