Malware researchers from Bitdefender created a tool to recover files encrypted with a ransomware program called Linux.Encoder.1.
A cyberespionage group with possible ties to the Iranian government has targeted over 1,600 defense officials, diplomats, researchers, human rights activists, journalists and other high-profile individuals around the world.
After targeting consumer and then business computers, ransomware authors are now going after Web servers.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a guide to application whitelisting that explains the technology in detail and offers practical advice for how it should be used.
In addition to encrypting people's private files a new ransomware program dubbed Chimera threatens to publish those files on the Internet.
Researchers from mobile security firm Lookout have found over 20,000 samples of trojanized apps that root devices.
VBulletin Solutions has reset the passwords for over 340,000 accounts on its website following a security breach and released emergency security patches for its popular Internet forum software that's used on tens of thousands of websites.
Google's security researchers found 11 serious vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge phone in code that was added by the manufacturer.
New security patches for Google's Nexus devices address seven vulnerabilities, two of which are critical and could allow for remote code execution when processing media files.
A software development kit created by Chinese Internet services company Baidu and used by thousands of Android applications contains a feature that gives attackers backdoor-like access to users' devices.
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and the Dutch Public Prosecution Service have obtained the last set of encryption keys from command-and-control servers that were used by CoinVault and Bitcryptor, two related ransomware threats.
The Xen Project fixed several vulnerabilities in its popular virtualization software, including one that could allow potential attackers to break out of a virtual machine and gain control over the host system.
Hackers infect MySQL database servers with a malware program that's used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Google wants Symantec to publicly disclose all the certificates it issues and to undergo a third-party security audit after an incident involving the CA issuing unauthorized certificates as part of internal testing.
The U.S. Copyright Office added security research on cars and medical devices to the list of exemptions from the rules prohibiting the circumvention of access controls that are used to protect works.