Jeremy Kirk

Australia Correspondent

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

With few options, companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

With few options, companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

With few options, companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

Faced with few options, companies are increasingly ceding to cyberattackers' demands for payment after holding their stolen data hostage, while law enforcement struggles to catch nearly invisible foes.

Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

Adobe is working on an emergency patch for its Flash Player after attackers are reportedly exploiting a critical flaw.

The latest Flash zero-day was used to spread Cerber ransomware

The latest Flash zero-day was used to spread Cerber ransomware

The latest zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Systems' Flash player has been used over the past few days to distribute ransomware called Cerber, email security vendor Proofpoint said.

The latest Flash zero-day was used to spread Cerber ransomware

The latest Flash zero-day was used to spread Cerber ransomware

The latest zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Systems' Flash player has been used over the last few days to distribute ransomware called Cerber, email security vendor Proofpoint said.

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

An alternate method for infecting computers with ransomware signals a shift in tactics by cybercriminals that could put businesses at greater risk, according to Symantec.

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

Server software poses soft target for ransomware

An alternate method for infecting computers with ransomware signals a shift in tactics by cybercriminals that could put businesses at greater risk, according to Symantec.

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

Trump Hotels investigating possible payment card breach

Trump Hotels investigating possible payment card breach

The Trump Hotel Collection said on Monday it is working with the Secret Service and FBI to investigate a payment card breach, its second one in less than a year.

Trump Hotels probes possible payment card breach

Trump Hotels probes possible payment card breach

The Trump Hotel Collection said on Monday it is working with the Secret Service and FBI to investigate a payment card breach, its second one in less than a year.

CloudFlare aims to block fewer legitimate Tor users

CloudFlare aims to block fewer legitimate Tor users

CloudFlare is tweaking its systems to make it easier for legitimate Tor users to access websites that use its content delivery system.

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