Applicant Data Hacked and Ransomed at 3 U.S. Colleges

Three colleges across the U.S. have been hacked. And now, the hackers are seeking a big payday before they hand over information. Oberlin College in Ohio, Iowa-based Grinnell College, and New York’s Hamilton College were targeted recently by hackers that stole data on students applying for admission to their schools, according to The Wall Street […]

Where Has All the Ransomware Gone? Cybercriminals Prefer ‘Cryptojacking’

In the world of digital thievery, a business model pivot is apparently underway. Over the past year cybercriminals have shifted their focus from ransomware attacks to so-called cryptojacking. That’s the marquee finding out of a new threat report published by IBM this week: Instances of the former money-making scheme were down 45% in 2018, while […]

Cyber Saturday—Why ‘Cryptojacking’ Beats Ransomware, Russian Election Meddling Thwarted, Rethinking ‘Data as Oil’

In the world of digital thievery, a business model pivot is apparently underway. Over the past year cybercriminals have shifted their focus from ransomware attacks to so-called cryptojacking. That’s the marquee finding out of a new threat report published by IBM this week: Instances of the former money-making scheme were down 45% in 2018, while […]