Ransomware authors are using the bitcoin blockchain, which serves as the cryptocurrency's public transaction ledger, to deliver encryption keys to users.
Microsoft issued an optional update to protect Windows computers against an attack that could hijack wireless mice to execute malicious commands.
The FBI reportedly paid professional hackers a one-time fee for a previously unknown vulnerability that allowed the agency to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
Microsoft and the Samba project fixed a vulnerability in their implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol after the flaw was initially announced three weeks ago under the name Badlock.
A new ransomware program dubbed Jigsaw encrypts users' files and then begins to progressively delete them until the victim pays up the equivalent of $150 in Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
Security experts have devised a method that allows users to recover data from computers infected with the Petya ransomware program without paying money to cybercriminals.
Website hosting platform Wordpress.com will automatically enable HTTPS for all the custom domain names that its users have associated with their websites.
Over the past two and a half years, cybercriminals have managed to steal over $2.3 billion from thousands of companies worldwide by using email scams, the FBI reports.
Adobe Systems released a security update for Flash Player to fix 24 critical vulnerabilities, including one that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware over the past week.
A start-up company called Karamba Security has developed malware prevention technology for the externally connected electronic control units (ECUs) found in cars.
Security researchers have recently observed a large application-layer distributed denial-of-service attack using a new technique that could foil DDoS defenses and could spell trouble for website operators.
Apple has reportedly fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to bypass the passcode on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1 in order to access the address book and photos.
Security researchers have found that a patch released by IBM three years ago for a critical vulnerability in its own Java implementation is ineffective and can be easily bypassed to exploit the flaw again.
Google has released one of the largest Android monthly security updates, fixing a total of 39 vulnerabilities, 15 of which are rated critical.
Security researchers have expanded and improved the three-year-old BREACH attack that exploits the HTTP compression mechanism in order to recover sensitive information such as authentication cookies from encrypted Web traffic.