Security snapshot reveals massive personal data loss

Security snapshot reveals massive personal data loss

Ransomware made the leap to Apple Macs in 2015 More than 500 million digital identities were stolen or exposed in 2015, suggests a report from security firm Symantec. In addition, it said, fake technical support scams rose by 200% and crypto-based ransomware attacks...
The ransomware that knows where you live

The ransomware that knows where you live

A widely distributed scam email that quoted people’s postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4’s You and...