- The results of a security preparedness survey reveal that more than half of organizations aren't ready to defend against online extortion and data breaches.The US Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a warning about ransomware targeting companies and enterprises. How serious is this threat?Pawn Stormpawnstorm, the long-running cyber espionage campaign, added several government offices and one of the largest newspapers in Turkey to its long list of targets.Operation Pawn Storm is an active economic and political cyber-espionage operation that has targeted high-profile entities from government institutions to media personalities. Here are its latest developments.Details on the programming languages that gets exploited the most, the reasons behind the numbers, and the downsides of using "popular" software.To help develop the mindset that a real-world, discerning top company executive needs to address targeted attacks, Trend Micro created a game that challenges players to protect company information. Can you pass the targeted attack test? Play the game!Sex sells. Cybercriminals know this and readily use it as lures, as we have seen in recent operations that attacked Israeli targets and mobile banking users in South Korea.Tens of millions of current and former customers and employees of Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurance provider in the United States, are reportedly affected in a targeted attack.A pro-Russian group called CyberBerkut claimed responsibility for a recent hack on certain German government websites in early January. More information regarding its members and how they did have also surfaced.