Researchers at McAfee have discovered a new “ransomware-as-a-service” tool on the darknet. This tool, named "Tox", allows criminals to automatically create ransomware. Once the victim’s device is infected, the ransomware begins to encrypt their hard drive, allowing the criminal to demand a ransom in exchange for the encryption key.
One of the world’s largest agricultural machinery makers has stated that farmers do not acquire ownership rights in software embedded in their tractors. Instead, they receive an express or implied licence to use the software needed to operate the vehicle.