Information security researchers have charted a steep decline in Locky ransomware and Dridex banking Trojan distribution in recent weeks. While that's good news, it may only reflect that a cybercrime gang is on vacation.
The success of Operation SAMBRE, a global cybercrime investigation into the theft of billions of dollars from banks throughout the world, proves why information sharing between law enforcement and the private sector is key to battling cybercrime.
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
Say hello to Fruitfly, the first piece of Mac malware to be discovered this year. The two-year-old malicious code is odd - it includes code that dates from the late 1990s - and appears to be designed to exploit biomedical institutions via targeted attacks.