Texas County Sheriff Office Suffers Ransomware Attack, with No Evidence

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office in Texas was struck by a ransomware attack in 2017 but records of it are non-existent following a loss of data. During a recent trial following the attack, HCSO investigator Marco Antonio Mandujano’s testimony proved the exception to the lack…

Cryptomining Malware a Bigger Threat than Ransomware: Report

A new report by cybersecurity firm Skybox has claimed that ‘cryptojacking’, or illicit cryptocurrency mining, has become more popular among cybercriminals than ransomware. Malicious cryptocurrency miners now total some 32 percent of all cyberattacks while ransomware comes at a relatively meagre 8 percent, the firm…

Robots are Now Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers have put the spotlight on malware affecting humanoid robots with the first proof-of-concept ever hack to showcase a ransomware attack on robots. Ransomware attacks targeting robots are becoming an increasing risk, researchers from IOActive have detailed, pointing to at least 50 vulnerabilities discovered…