CTB-Locker ransomware variant being distributed in spam campaign

As part of a recent spam campaign, Trend Micro researchers observed a variant of CTB-Locker ransomware asking for 3 Bitcoins within 96 hours.

Analysts detail spying tool Regin's malicious modules

Two stand-alone modules, dubbed Hopscotch and Legspin, were analyzed by Kaspersky Lab.

Man receives jail time for Bitcoin operation on Silk Road

Robert Faiella would sell Bitcoins to Silk Road users looking to make illegal purchases on the marketplace after using BitInstant to exchange cash for the digital currency.

2015 Predictions

Six ways identity will take center stage in 2015

Six ways identity will take center stage in 2015

With the growing connectedness of all things great and small, the need for trusted identities will take center stage in 2015.

Focus: Legislation

Proposed CFAA revisions agitate IT security community

The security community is voicing concern over proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking to Twitter and personal blogs.

Industry Innovators

Perimeter defense

This is another market area that has seen a lot of change over the past few years.

Virtualization and cloud security

The year's Innovators in this group focus on security management in a cloud or virtual environment.

Data protection

Data protection is a fuzzy, sometimes nebulous term. Certainly everything we do on the network is intended to protect the data on it. In an era of widely dispersed global enterprise the data often seems to be alone on the internet.

Security infrastructure

Security infrastructure is another one of those ever-changing categories. What looked like infrastructure a few years ago is, for the most part, long gone.

2014 Hall of Fame

Hall of Famers are in their third consecutive year of appearing here and that sends the strong message that they are Innovators and they have staying power.


Who is responsible for software safety? Nobody is no longer an option

Who is responsible for software safety? Nobody is no longer an option

It is now up to banks to self-regulate themselves or continue to deal with the pressing questions of concerned officials like Benjamin Lawsky.

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