Thank you for reading the weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines. Feature Extras:

- In this interview, Dave Wreski discusses Guardian Digital's highly effective email security solutions and the myriad advantages of investing in these solutions to secure your email.

- Social engineering is the practice of learning and obtaining valuable information by exploiting human vulnerabilities. It is an art of deception that is considered to be vital for a penetration tester when there is a lack of information about the target that can be exploited.

  Ransomware Most Commonly Used Malicious Software: How to Protect Your Business (May 23)

According to Verizon's latest annual Data Breach Investigations Report, ransomware continues to be one of the biggest issues in the world of hacking. In fact, according to the report, ransomware is the most used type of malicious software, and so far has been the cause of 39 percent of malware-related data breaches in 2018, which is more than double that of last year.

  (May 21)

Today on Salted Hash, we're going to look at a phishing attack from two sides.

  Tech Talk: As GDPR looms, companies rush to comply (May 20)

For many companies, GDPR has become a four-letter acronym.The European Union's new General Data Protection Rule – which applies to virtually any kind of data that can be used to identify a person – goes into effect May 25. And companies around the world are rushing to make sure they're in compliance, or at least can demonstrate that they're hard at work trying to meet the EU demands.

  (May 21)

A rapidly evolving information-stealing malware campaign has added iOS device phishing and cryptocurrency mining to its arsenal, having previously just focused on Android targets.

  Syrian Electronic Army Members Indicted for Conspiracy (May 20)

A federal grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against two Syrian men, who have been charged with multiple counts of aggravated identity theft and their involvement in a conspiracy to commit computer hacking as members of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

  (May 23)

Phishing continues to dominate the fraud landscape, accounting for nearly half of all attacks, but mobile fraud has jumped 650% over the past three years, according to RSA Security.

  Man faces up to 35 years in prison for helping hackers evade detection by anti-virus software (May 22)

Scan4You, the largest known counter anti-virus website, went offline in May 2017 when two men were arrested in Latvia and extradited by the FBI to the United States.

  UK: We'll Return Fire Against Deadly State Cyber-Attacks (May 24)

The UK's attorney general has clarified the government's position on state-sponsored cyber-attacks, saying the country will fight back against any nation seeking to cause it harm and continue to attribute serious online threats.

  (May 24)

As more companies embrace the productivity of a mobile workforce, the fact that work is being conducted from potentially unsecured Wi-Fi networks puts enterprise security at risk. According to The 2018 Duo Trusted Access Report, it's not clear that security is keeping pace with the rapid evolution of how and where employees work.

  (May 25)

Data breaches are expensive, and their growing cost is driving business leaders to allocate more of their IT budgets to cybersecurity. It's not just fear of incidents driving the investment, either: complex infrastructure and lack of knowledge are also causing companies to spend more.

  Report: Hacker group behind Trisis Malware expanding Activity in Middle East (May 25)

The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.

  (May 22)

Experts have urged organizations to focus more on fraud prevention after new figures were released revealing that doing so could add a staggering £44 billion to the UK economy.