Podcast: Panama Papers, Never-Ending Ransomware and New Cyber Legislation

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 65: Panama Papers, Never-Ending Ransomware and New Cyber Legislation: This week saw a massive leak of 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, and that information is impacting politicians, business leaders and entertainers across the world. Among the week’s other… Read More

Ransomware Making Headlines In Early 2016

In early 2015, the FBI issued a warning about the rise of ransomware attacks, noting that “there’s been a definite uptick lately in its use by cybercriminals.” A year after that warning we’re seeing a new surge in attacks, and concern over ransomware has risen sharply in the first quarter of 2016. Last year, the FBI explained… Read More

Cybercriminals are Increasingly Targeting Personal Info, Says Report

Cybercriminals have shifted their focus away from stealing payment card data in favor of targeting personal information and directly extorting victims, according to a new report from SurfWatch Labs. The trends aren’t surprising, said SurfWatch Labs chief security strategist Adam Meyer, who discussed the report on this week’s Cyber Chat podcast. Cybercrime is a business, and malicious actors gravitate towards the process that gives… Read More

Podcast: Anonymous Gets Political, Employees Selling Passwords and Latest Cybercrime Lawsuits

A new episode of the SurfWatch Cyber Risk Roundup has been posted, Episode 64: Anonymous Gets Political, Employees Selling Passwords and Latest Cybercrime Lawsuits: The hacking collective Anonymous made headlines by threatening to target Republican front runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. A large DDoS attack took down Swedish newspapers. Other trending events include more… Read More