The CryptoLocker ransomware has been cracked by the researchers at Fox-IT and FireEye, and a free decryption tool to decrypt the locked files has been made available to the public.
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Apple users across Australia are receiving ransom notes, after their devices were locked up by cyber-criminals. There's no response from Apple yet but the issue seems to relate to unsecured Apple IDs
Microsoft has issued an update to its security intelligence report, and it states that cyber criminals are using deceptive downloads and ransomware more and more to infect PCs.
Microsoft's online security division has made a list of predictions of what it thinks will be the biggest cyber threats for 2014, which include criminals using the World Cup as bait for malware.
A new form of ransomware threatens to scam users into sending Bitcoin payments to cyber criminals. Once activated, the malicious file threatens to encrypt the user's files unless a ransom is paid.
The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash.