Malware

Ransomware 'hero' Pleads Guilty To Us Hacking Charges

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

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Chrome For Ios Falls Victim To Easter Malvertising Attack

The holiday season is often when malware attackers strike the hardest. users are often at their most relaxed and advertising companies are at their most unstaffed. Security company Confiant identified a new malvertising campaign that targets users...
Related topics: Chrome, Ios, Apple

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Old-school Cruel: Dodgy Pdf Email Attachments Enjoying A Renaissance

Let's go back... way back The last few months have seen a big increase in malware attacks using PDF email attachments, according to security firm SonicWall.…

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How To Unblock A File Blocked By Windows Defender Smartscreen In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with an impressive security feature arsenal, and most of it is grouped under a central hub now called Windows Security. Also home of the Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Security includes tools which can block malware before it...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Kaspersky Warns New Zero-day Vulnerability Is Being Actively Exploited

A zero-day vulnerability, as well as four similar security holes which could potentially allow cyber criminals full access to your system, was found in the win32k.sys system file during a recent malware investigation by Kapersky.  Windows versions...
Related topics: Computer Security, Kaspersky, Windows 8

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Hp Aims To Secure Its Pc Portfolio With Sure Sense Malware Blocker

Sure Sense uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware.

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Kaspersky Updates Its Cybercrook Look Book: Smashing Office Is Hot, Browser Vulns Are Not

Over two-thirds of attacks Russian biz spied targeted venerable Microsoft suite Russian security biz Kaspersky Lab has said more than 70 per cent of malware attacks it detected last year were made against everyone's favourite Microsoft suite –...

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What's Long, Hard, And Full Of Seamen? The Us Navy's Latest Cybersecurity War Gaming Classes

Call goes out to teach sailors all about phishing (and malware, and network security) The US Navy is looking to hire someone to teach the basics of cybersecurity to its sailors.…

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Just A Little Fyi: Filtering Doodad In Adblock Plus Opens Door To Third-party Malware Injection

Third-party providers of content filter rules could stiff netizens A feature introduced last year in Adblock Plus and a few other related content blocking browser extensions allows providers of filtering lists, under certain conditions, to execute...

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Federal Jury Convicts Malware Creators Of Hijacking 400,000 Computers

Two Romanian men have been convicted by a federal jury for using malware to hijack 400,000 computers in order to steal credit card information, engage in cryptomining, and commit online auction fraud, among a number of other crimes. The post Federal...
Related topics: Credit Cards

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Bucharest's Bayrob Boys Blasted Based On Bogus Buys, Bitcoin Banditry, Bound To Be Behind Bars

Romanian duo catch 21 felony convictions for selling details of hacked machines on darknet Two Romanian nationals face the prospect of years in a US prison after being convicted for their roles in a malware-based financial fraud ring.…
Related topics: Romania, Bitcoin, Hackers

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Mar-a-lago Intruder Linked To A Mysterious Chinese Mogul: Report

A Chinese woman named Yujing Zhang was arrested after allegedly trying to sneak into Mar-a-Lago in March. In her hotel room, investigators found suspicious equipment like a thumb drive containing malware. There’s not a lot of other...

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Romanian Duo Convicted In Us For Using Cryptocurrency Malware-mining To Steal Millions

Two Romanian residents have been convicted of infecting over 400,000 individual computers with malware in order to mine cryptocurrency and steal victims’ data to sell on the dark web. Bogdan Nicolescu, 36, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were convicted by...

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How Android Defeated ‘the Biggest Botnet You’ve Never Heard Of’

Speaking this week at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit in Singapore, Android security engineer Maddie Stone shed new light on the years-long battle between Google's mobile operating system and a particularly nasty malware known as Chamois. As...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Botnet, Computer Security, Kaspersky, Google

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Malware Scams Are On The Rise: How To Spot A Fake Tech Support Scam

Have you received an email or phone call telling you that your computer is infected with malware? It sounds scary, like there’s a serious problem with your computer. And the caller offers to fix the problem for you, if only you’ll pay...

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Lazarus Group Rises Again From The Digital Grave With Hoplight Malware For All

Norks trigger Uncle Sam's alarm with attack variant The Lazarus Group hacking operation, thought to be controlled by the North Korean government, has a new malware toy to pitch at potential targets and the US is getting worried about it.…

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Mysterious Safety-tampering Malware Infects A Second Critical Infrastructure Site

Enlarge / Critical infrastructure sites such as this oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, rely on safety systems. (credit: IIP Photo Archive) Sixteen months ago, researchers reported an unsettling escalation in hacks targeting power plants, gas...
Related topics: Tech Photos

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A Powerful Malware That Tried To Blow Up A Saudi Plant Strikes Again

A highly capable malware reportedly used in a failed plot to blow up a Saudi petrochemical plant has now been linked to a second compromised facility. FireEye researchers say the unnamed “critical infrastructure” facility was the latest...

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Scammers Use Tax-themed Emails To Infect Pcs With Malware

Watch out for scams popping up in your email inbox this tax season. IBM says it's recently detected a wave of tax-themed phishing messages targeting both professional and personal email addresses. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Email,...
Related topics: IBM, Computer Security, Tech Videos

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Secret Service Denies Mar-a-lago Malware Mishap After Agent Nearly Corrupts Computer

The Secret Service maintains it didn't err in its analysis, despite public claims to the contrary.

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