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Massachusetts police department succumbs to ransomware attack

Another local police department recently paid bitcoins to attackers to deactivate the malware known as ransomware. This is an all too familiar scenario playing out within overmatched enterprises across the nation.

Cisco unveils security products to isolate and destroy malware, deal with data breach aftermath

Last year was a security nightmare for many companies as attackers infected systems with malware and stole valuable data using that malware. To help companies combat these threats, IT behemoth Cisco unveiled Tuesday new products to detect and destroy malware, as well as deal with the aftermath of a data breach, should the malware get through all of the defenses.

Spotlight: Energy industry targeted by cyberespionage campaign

The worldwide energy industry is being targeted by a trojan that conducts reconnaissance of compromised computers, according to security researchers at Symantec.

Hackers delivering surgical attacks via ad networks

The practice of delivering malicious ads is on the rise, according to Threatpost. 

Android security bug could enable attacker to replace legitimate app with malware

Android's poor security reputation won't be helped by the recent revelation of vulnerability in the Android OS that could enable attackers to hijack the installation of the Android Package File app and gain control of the device.

This big source of malware on BYOD devices might surprise you

There is no substitute for strong policies and stronger technology when it comes to BYOD security.

PoSeidon is the latest in a long line of POS malware strains

Point-of-sale systems have become the Achilles heel of retailers, exploited by hackers of Target, Kmart, Home Depot and others to steal valuable credit and debit card data.

Mobile apps are next focal point for corporate hackers, Veracode says

The average large enterprise hosts more than 2,000 unsafe mobile apps on its network, a security oversight that opens up the potential for cyber attacks, data breaches and more, according to analytics released Wednesday from a mobile app vetting provider.

Fear the Droid: 8 IT security risks posed by Android

For enterprises that allow BYOD but don't have a security platform for Android devices, security risks abound. InformationWeek has identified eight Android security issues that IT should be concerned about.

The corporate spy on your phone

Malware often provides a backdoor into a mobile device that an attacker can exploit. When a user brings his or her personal device into the workplace, that backdoor can then lead to the corporate network.