Ransomware rising

Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 3:04 AM EST

A relatively new form of malware may be starting to gain popularity among virus writers and Internet scam artists. Known as "ransomware," this type of malicious code invariably tries to seize control over the victim's files or computer until that person agrees to the attackers' demands, usually by transferring funds to the attackers through some form of online currency such as eGold or Webmoney.

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Using Hollywood to improve your security program

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Tripwire CTO Dwayne Melancon spends a lot of time on airplanes, and ends up watching a lot of movies. Some of his favorite movies are adventures, spy stuff, and cunning heist movies. A lot of these movies provide great lessons that we can apply to information security.


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