A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays

Over the holiday, a little-known ransomware family called Ryuk caused serious damage to numerous organizations. The attacks leave a lot of questions unanswered. What do we know so far?

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Vidar and GandCrab: stealer and ransomware combo observed in the wild

Threat actors combine new stealer Vidar and GandCrab ransomware in one-two punch.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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Compromising vital infrastructure: air traffic control

The aviation industry and air traffic (control) are vital elements of our infrastructure. While flying is reportedly safe, how does that landscape look cybersecurity-wise?

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Compromising vital infrastructure: transport and logistics

Transport and logistics are vital infrastructure, because we need them to deliver our daily necessities, but who is responsible for protecting them?

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A week in security (October 29 – November 4)

A roundup of security news from October 29 to November 4, including more problems with home hubs, phishing attack spikes, massively popular ransomware, and spies being charged for blueprint theft.

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Introducing Malwarebytes for Chromebook

Introducing Malwarebytes for Chromebook, the Malwarebytes product that can protect your Chromebook against ransomware, adware, and other modern-day malware.

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A week in security (September 17 – 23)

A roundup of the security news from September 17–23, including Android scams, massive WordPress compromises, and high fines for Equifax.

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