Cyber security experts chime in on whether this is a smart move or over-the-top paranoia.
The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible.
The political debate over the limits of encryption rages on.
Hackers are a company's best last line of defense, and paying them to find security vulnerabilities is an increasingly common practice among all manner of companies, from Uber to GM.
The seller priced the entire package at $100,000, but offered to sell it off in parts of 100,000 records for $10,000 apiece.
'This would be the same as if the attacker was sitting at your computer typing on the computer.'
A fan alerted the singer's management team after personal photos were posted in a closed Facebook group.
The anti-virus pioneer says that U.S. intelligence officials need to stop spying on citizens and start protecting them from true enemies.
Users visiting the websites of the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC and AOL, among others, may have installed malware on their computers if they clicked on the malicious ads.
A Trend Micro spokesman said, 'If I hack a vibrator it's just fun. But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.'
Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from cyber criminals, who typically target Windows users.
It doesn't take much to introduce a base layer of security in your small business -- so why allow your operation to be vulnerable a moment longer?
Paying the ransom was the "quickest and most efficient way" of regaining access to the affected systems, hospital president said.
Here are eight ways to protect your phone from crafty cybercriminals.