Month: June 2016

Wyden Steps In to Halt FBI Surveillance Expansion
Privacy

Wyden Steps In to Halt FBI Surveillance Expansion

The Senate last week voted against an expansion of FBI surveillance powers, a vote that was seen as a temporary barrier at best. Now, a key member of the Senate intelligence committee has placed a hold on the bill that includes that provision, saying the measure “would dramatically and unnecessarily expand government […]

CryptXXX Ransomware Racking Up Victims
Device Security

CryptXXX Ransomware Racking Up Victims

A new variant of the CryptXXX ransomware has been found, and it includes a handful of new capabilities, such as function that prevents the use of free decryption tools. The CryptXXX family of ransomware may not be as well known as strains like TeslaCrypt or CryptoLocker, but it is having some […]

New Bart Ransomware Released By Locky Crew
Device Security

New Bart Ransomware Released By Locky Crew

Because the world definitely needed another nasty piece of ransomware, the attackers who created the Locky ransomware have produced a new variant known as Bart, which is targeting victims in the United States and demanding nearly $2,000 for the decryption key. Bart appears to be a rather close relative of […]