IBM X-Force has discovered a first-of-its-kind variant of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware that has a built-in component designed to mine bitcoins. The variant was first discovered in August 2016.
Hot on the heels of its acquisition of application performance management company AppDynamics, Cisco says that its newest subsidiary will be launching a new developer toolkit.
The number of records compromised by data breaches grew an historic 566 percent in 2016 from 600 million to more than 4 billion, according to IBM Security's X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.
Words do matter. Academics are campaigning to change the language surrounding electronic subterfuge, fearing that overheated rhetoric could prompt dangerous global diplomatic missteps.
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