Malware News
  • Ransomware rising, even on Android

    08 September 2014

    The first half 2014 saw an increase in online attacks that lock up user data and hold it for ransom – even on mobile devices, according to F-Secure. Rising numbers of attacks from...

  • OS X version of Windows backdoor spotted

    05 September 2014

    A recently discovered backdoor aimed at Mac computers is likely wielded by a long-standing APT group that has previously been known to target US defense firms and organizations, electronics...

  • Profit leads motives for malware engineers

    05 September 2014

    With mobile malware doubling year after year, NQ Mobile released new data and background information outlining the current threat landscape and projecting trends for the immediate future....

  • Semalt botnet hijacked nearly 300k computers

    03 September 2014

    The “Semalt" botnet is quickly spreading across the Internet, Incapsula researchers warn. The botnet is named after a Ukrainian startup that poses as a legitimate online SEO service,...

  • New BlackPOS variant masquerades as AV service

    02 September 2014

    Before the Backoff point-of-sale malware received deserved attention, the main player in the PoS malware field was BlackPOS (or Kaptoxa), the memory-scraping malware that was used in...

  • 160,000 new malware samples appear each day

    02 September 2014

    Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda...

  • Beware of malicious "Windows 9 free download" offers

    28 August 2014

    The developer preview release of Windows 9 is scheduled to be publicly available this September, and cyber crooks have already started peddling bogus versions of the announced OS. Trend...



Spotlight

Hackers indicted for stealing Apache helicopter training software

Posted on 1 October 2014.  |  Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged with breaking into computer networks of prominent technology companies and the US Army and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data.


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