Two Italian researchers from the University of Padua have compiled an estimate of how much money, in bitcoin, has been generated by the various types of ransomware used by cyber-criminals.
Illegal cryptocurrency mining has taken over as the primary money-generating methodology for many cyber-criminals, but even companies attempting to mine digital currency legally are running into some problems.
Splunk has entered into an agreement to acquire Phantom Cyber Corp in a US$ 350 million (£255 million) cash and stock deal.
The government is making £50,000 cyber-security training grants available, and separately it has invested £1.8 million in 'innovative' machine learning technologies that will help improve threat detection capabilities at airports.
People are very predictable when it comes to designing phishing attacks that appeal to a potential victims with people most likely to click on messages concerning money.
BeeToken customers were duped out of more than US$1 million (£700,000) worth of Ethereum in a phishing scam targeting BeeToken's initial coin offering (ICO) in a scam similar to the one that targeted Experty earlier this week.
A ransomware threat called GandCrab emerged during the last week of January, which itself not that newsworthy. However, it's distribution method and ransom currency choice could be pointers to how 2018 ransomware will evolve.
While many in the cyber-security industry see cryptocurrencies as primarily a facilitator of cyber-crime and money laundering, they can now be used to buy info-security services.
Organised criminals are physically accessing ATM machines and infecting them with malware that makes them spit out cash, in what reports are calling the first-ever confirmed case of "jackpotting" attacks in the US.
Energy, transport, water and health firms could face penalties of up to £17 million if they do not have effective cyber-security measures and suffer service outages as a result, the UK government announced.
A consortium of more than 60 universities, industry experts and businesses is set to receive £20 million to create the Institute of Coding to help create the next generation of digital specialists, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Apps on Google Play and others could steal money and personal data from victims. App stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers, accoriding to a recently published report.
Russian authorities Sunday arrested Denis Zayev in Stavropol, Russia, on charges stemming from a widespread scam that swindled petrol station customers into paying for more petrol than they actually pumped into their tank.
Attackers have made off with up to US$ 400,000 (£290,000) in cryptocurrency after an ingenious attack on Stellar Lumen (XLM) wallet, BlackWallet.
Facebook's 2017 Bug Bounty programme paid out US$ 880,000 (£638,000) to more than 100 researchers and will update its Thanks page in 2018 to reflect dollar amount and submission validity, among other items.
One third (32 percent) of Britons would apply for a job as a money mule - knowingly helping criminals launder money, according to the results of a fake job advert set up by Santander.
Security researchers have found that freight messaging systems can be subverted to send money to criminals.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined toy firm VTech US$ 650,000 (£482,000) as part of a settlement for violating a US children's privacy laws.
Cyber-crime players are not stupid, which is probably why they are dumping Bitcoin and going with the smart(er) money...
Trend Micro researchers spotted a new ransomware as a service (RaaS), dubbed Stampado, which may be indicative of ransomware market trends.
Security company SentinelOne is now offering US$ 1000 (£762) per machine or up to US$ 1 million (£762,000) per company as compensation if a ransomware infection occurs while their product is installed.
Russia is planning to find ways to fight cyber-criminals specialising in the theft of bank-card personal data.
Oscar Arean predicts that 2016 will be the year that IT managers finally start to see more buy-in from the rest of the business when it comes to cyber-security.
100 million customer details were stolen and tens of million of dollars were made off with by a "sprawling cyber-criminal enterprise" in what is now known as the largest breach of customer details in US financial history.